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(Documentary, United States)  On June 17th, 2015, Dylann Roof shot and killed 9 African Americans in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

On June 19th, 2015, several family members of the “Emmanuel 9”, as they have come to be known, stood before a court and surprised the entire nation when they outwardly forgave Roof at his bond hearing. Though each family member reacted differently to the shooting and the trials, there was a unifying theme between them all: each individual life was unexpected and indefinitely changed forever.

Through a collection of interviews, trial footage, home videos and personal testimonies, this documentary will explore the lives of these families in search for the answers only those with such experiences could have.

RATING: Intended for Teen Audiences or older


Director: Nathan Knox

Nathan is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.