Join us on Thursday, June 17th at 6 pm Central as we discuss the 2019 film Emanuel, a critically-acclaimed documentary about the 2015 Emanuel AME Church shooting in Charleston. Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access at University Life Rev. Will Gipson will converse with Rev. Anthony Thompson and film producer John Shepherd about the documentary and its impact. The conversation will be moderated by JBS Member and Associate Director at Makuu, Daina Troy W'98. Guests will be asked to watch the documentary prior to the discussion. A film access link will be sent to each registrant.
About Emanuel: On June 17, 2015, national headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers gunned down during prayer service in Charleston, South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, Emanuel, from executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis and co-producer Mariska Hargitay, is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, and examining the healing power of forgiveness.
‘Emanuel’ Review: Race, Religion, Thoughts and Prayers (New York Times)
Grieving and forgiveness are focus of Charleston mass shooting documentary ‘Emanuel’ (Los Angeles Times)
How to Watch the Film
Date & Location
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM CT