About Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
In 2012, an unarmed, Black high school student, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida, by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman. Based on Florida's Stand Your Ground Law, Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder, claiming he shot Martin in self-defense. The fatal encounter and the subsequent trial sparked outrage and protests and shined an unforgiving light on issues including race, politics, power, money, and gun control. Across six episodes, this unscripted documentary recounts the life and legacy of Martin and includes interviews combined with home videos, family photos, and news footage, and addresses cultural and societal issues surrounding the tragedy and verdict.