When filmmaker Brian Ivie heard about the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, he knew he had to tell the story. Not the story of the shooting, but the story of the relatives of the victims, who, in court, shocked the world when they forgave the killer. That story is now told in the film “Emanuel,” which appears around the country on June 17 and 19 only.
Speaking at this year’s William Wilberforce weekend, Brian’s topic was “Can Christianity answer tragedy,” a question he answered by sharing the lessons learned from the Charleston shooting and from another film he produced, “The Drop Box,” about a Korean pastor who rescues unwanted infants.
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