It’s a tragedy we’ll never forget. 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, co-producer Mariska Hargitay, and director Brian Ivie (The Drop Box)—is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examining the healing power of forgiveness.
Marking the fourth anniversary, EMANUEL will be in movie theaters across the country for two nights only: June 17th and 19th.
I recently spoke with Rose Simmons, the daughter of the late Reverend Daniel Simmons Sr., who was tragically killed in the shooting. Rose has appeared on a variety of media outlets to share her story of healing and forgiveness and continues her father’s legacy of faith through her own Christian ministry efforts in Virginia and across the country.
Listen to my intimate interview with Rose Simmons.