Viola Davis + Stephen Curry Partner for Charleston Church Documentary

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The How to Get Away with Murder actress and the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard team up for a documentary about the Charleston tragedy.
Viola Davis and Stephen Curry have teamed up as executive producers for Emanuel, a documentary that will revisit the horrific and racially charged 2015 church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.

On June 17, 2015, Dylan Roof walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during their bible study and killed 9 Africans.

Viola Davis posted the announcement on her Instagram and shared her excitement for the documentary.

‘An honor to be a part of this powerful piece of truth-telling.’

 

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An honor to be a part of this powerful piece of truth telling. #Emanuel #JuVee #linkinbio

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Emanuel will feature interviews with survivors and family members of those killed who are still haunted by the hate crime.

The shooting showcased the horror that Black people face with experiencing racism every day of their lives.
During an interview with BBC, the Oscar winner explained that there is still a long way to go with racism. Viola described her own experience in Hollywood, where not enough roles were written for Black people.

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Stephen Curry is also set to produce a faith-based drama, Breakthrough.

Emanuel will be directed by Brian Ivie and will be presented at DOC NYC on Nov. 14 and 15.