Jay-Z‘s latest and controversial project, Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story, a docuseries which delves deeper into the harrowing tale of a young black man, Trayvon Martin whose life was meaninglessly taken and the uprising that followed his death.
Trayvon’s died on February 26, 2012, in a shocking turn of events that seem to be occurring more regularly each and every day in the States. The Jay-Z produced series begins with the audio recording of Trayvon Martin’s father reporting him missing, followed by the voice of George Zimmerman, the paranoid neighborhood watch volunteer who shot the unarmed 17-year-old. Zimmerman continues to stalk and then shoot the child after he calls the police. The series takes viewers into every aspect of the case as well as the aftermath and outrage that followed the story, together, it’s an absolutely haunting narrative.
Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter but was acquitted in 2013 due to Florida’s stand your ground law. The unjust trial together with the stark racial undertones of the case sparked massive riots across the globe and even spawned the Black Lives Matter movement.
The upcoming series, split into six episodes and is set to debut on the Paramount Network on July 30, 2018. Watch the chilling trailer below.