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  • Telling the Mother Emanuel Story on Film, May 14 in D.C.

    May 8, 2019 | By lgolemon
    Categories: Students, Faculty, Public

    The mass shooting at Mother Emanuel Church was a major wake-up call in 2015 to the rise of home-grown terrorism among white supremacists in the U.S.

    There is a remarkable film made about the church’s struggle, the forces of local racism, and the people’s strength.  It is called “Emanuel” and screens in D.C. on Tuesday May 14, at the Museum of the Bible.

    Family survivors and congregation members will be present at the screening.

    Registration is Required:   Register Here

    From the MOTB:

    Emanuel Film Screening at MOTB, May 14, 6pm.  Featuring special guests Roland Martin and co-producer Mariska Hargitay

    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 the church, nine African Americans lay dead—leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. It’s the story that rocked a city and a nation as it happened … and in the days that followed. Executive producers Stephen Curry and Viola Davis, co-producer Mariska Hargitay, and director Brian Ivie (The Drop Box) present EMANUEL. The documentary powerfully weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath.

    Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members, EMANUEL is a poignant story of justice and faith, love and hate, examining the healing power of forgiveness.

    Cathleen Pearl
    Director of Outreach
    Museum of the Bible
    400 Street SW, Washington DC 20024