Jay-Z’s Trayvon Martin documentary gets a new trailer

    The documentary series, produced by the rap mogul, investigates the tragedy and its effects on American politics and society.

    Jay-Z Beyoncé Trayvon Martin documentary
    Jay-Z and Beyoncé at a 2013 rally honoring Trayvon Martin. Image: Kena Betancur / Getty Images

    “They say that time heals all wounds,” goes a disembodied voice. “It does not.” Released yesterday, the 30-second-long teaser for the Jay-Z-produced Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story ends with those haunting words, setting the stage for what many expect to be a hard-hitting documentary.

    Hov announced the project in March last year, teaming up with Paramount Network to tell Martin’s story and how it led to the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. The six-parter, slated to premiere in July, is based on a book that Martin’s parents co-wrote, which also touches upon racial politics and the American criminal justice system.

    Directed by Jenner Furst and Julia Willoughby Nason, the unscripted documentary is billed as “the definitive look at one of the most talked-about and controversial events in the last decade.”

    Watch the teaser trailer here: