Death of a child.  Birth of a movement.

PARAMOUNT NETWORK PRESENTS A LANDMARK TELEVISION EVENT, “REST IN POWER: THE TRAYVON MARTIN STORY”

Six-Part Original Documentary Series Premieres Monday, July 30 at 10 PM, ET/PT

From the Peabody Award-Winning Team Behind “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story” Shawn Carter and The Cinemart

Paramount Network recounts the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in 2012, and whose tragic and untimely death gave rise to the #BlackLivesMatter movement in a new six-part original documentary series, “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” which premieres Monday, July 30 at 10 PM, ET/PT.  The series is produced by the Peabody Award-winning team behind last year’s critically acclaimed series “TIME: The Kalief Browder Story,” Shawn Carter and The Cinemart.

Trayvon Martin was an unarmed 17-year old African American high school student shot and killed by a neighborhood watch member in the Sanford, Florida community on February 26, 2012, where he was visiting a friend with his father. George Zimmerman was acquitted of a second-degree murder charge utilizing Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense.

The fatal encounter between Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman and the subsequent trial polarized the nation, sparking outrage and protests and shined an unforgiving light on issues including race, politics, power, money and, gun control.

Interviews combined with home videos, family photos, and news footage will take viewers beyond the news cycle and offer an intimate look at the story of a young life tragically cut short, and that spurred a movement giving rise to a rallying cry that still resonates today, #BlackLivesMatter.

“Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” also addresses the significant cultural and societal issues surrounding the tragedy as well as an in-depth examination into the investigation, trial, and the not-guilty verdict.

“Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story” is produced for Paramount Network by Shawn Carter and The Cinemart. Executive Producers are Shawn Carter, Mike Gasparro, Jenner Furst, Julia Willoughby Nason, Nick Sandow, David C. Glasser, Chachi Senior, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin.  Furst and Nason are co-directors on the project.

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