Steph Curry and Viola Davis to produce documentary on Charleston church massacre

'Emanuel' features interviews with survivors and family members of the victims.

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Steph Curry is taking his talents to the big screen and teaming up with Viola Davis to executive produce a documentary about the 2015 Charleston church massacre that left nine people dead at the hands of 21-year-old white supremacist, Dylann Roof.

According to reports, Emanuel will feature interviews with survivors of the shooting as well as family members of the victims. It was made in partnership with the city of Charleston as well as the victims’ families and will highlight the healing power of forgiveness.

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“Emanuel is an incredibly powerful film and we’re honored to come on board as executive producers,” said Steph Curry said in a statement. “The documentary highlights how a horrible tragedy can bring a community together, and spreads an important message about the power of forgiveness. Stories like this are the reason we created Unanimous and entered the entertainment space. I hope the film inspires others like it does me.”

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Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s JuVee Productions have been signed on as executive producers.

“June 17, 2015 served as a stark reminder of the power of racism. That evening, a routine bible study at Emanuel Church was a soft target based solely on the racial profile of the congregation. We, along with the country, grieved each family’s loss. Yet, miraculously, from this devastation we witnessed tremendous benchmarks of humanity. The survivors found courage to love in the face of hate. JuVee is proud to be a part of this healing and truth telling along with Unanimous Media, Brian Ivie and John Shepherd,” they said in a statement.

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An unrepentant Dylann Roof was sentenced to death in 2017 for killing nine black church members during Bible study, the first person to face execution for federal hate crime convictions.

A jury deliberated his sentence for about three hours, capping a trial in which the white man did not fight for his life or show any remorse. He was his own attorney during sentencing and insisted that he wasn’t mentally ill, but he never asked for forgiveness or mercy, or explained the crime.

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