The official trailer for Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story was released on Monday (February 26). Executive produced by JAY-Z, the six-part docuseries revolves around the life of the unarmed 17-year-old Floridian who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman while walking home. Zimmerman was subsequently acquitted because of the Florida stand-your-ground law.
During the black and white clip, phrases like “He claimed self-defense” and “He was just a kid” scroll across the screen.
The trailer ends with a close up of Martin’s face and the words: “They say that time heals all wounds, it does not.”
Based on the book Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin — written by his parents — the series will also explore topics of race, politics, the criminal justice system, and formation of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story is expected to premiere in July.
Source: Hip Hop DX