Emanuel at the Museum of the Bible

"Emanuel documentary has enlightened me once again that racial barriers still exist. You could feel the emotional turmoil of the families of the victims. Even through demise, they chose to forgive. What a powerful lesson that was taught about forgiveness. We need to spread this message abroad. Thank you to the family and producers for this documentary" ~Sylvia Koonce, Field Correspondent

Shenee Woodson & Sylvia Koonce with director, Brian Ivie

EMANUEL is a story about tragedy and forgiveness. 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 17 and 19.