After just premiering his documentary series on Kalief Browder (Time: The Kalief Browder Story) who spent three years awaiting a trial that never came on Rikers Island, Jay Z continues to shine light on injustices against men of color through film.
This time Jay Z and Harvey Weinstein are making moves to produce a film and a six-part docu- series based on the story of Trayvon Martin; the 17-year-old black teenager murdered by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman in Florida back in 2012.
According to Variety, Jay and the Weinstein Company just won a “heated bidding war” over the rights to two books about Martin which the projects will be based on.
The first book they obtained the rights to is “Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It,” by Lisa Bloom that tells the first-hand account of her covering the Zimmerman trial as an NBC analyst; and “Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin,” a biographical book about Martin written by his parents.
We are excited to see how Jay Z and the Weinsein Co. collaborate on a project that will shed a light on the injustices that can typically go unheard.