Fresh on the heels of his powerful Kalief Browder documentary series, Jay Z is collaborating with the Weinstein Company (Fruitvale Station) to produce a six-part documentary series and narrative feature film about Trayvon Martin.
The projects will be based on the books Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It and Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.
“Suspicion Nation” is by Lisa Bloom and recounts her experience covering the trial for NBC. She looks at the mistakes made by prosecutors that caused them to lose what she describes as a “winnable case.” “Rest in Power” is by Martin’s parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin. It tells a more personal story, looking at Martin’s childhood and the aftermath of his death.
We love that Jay Z is using his platform to tell important stories and honor the lives of Kalief and Trayvon.