A Film On Tamir Rice Is In The Works

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A Film On Tamir Rice Is In The Works

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The film will be titled 12: The Tamir Rice Story.

In a report from Shadow & Act, Tamir Rice‘s mother, Samaria Rice, will be developing a film about the Cleveland 12-year-old alongside Blue Angel Entertainment and newcomer Nonara Productions.

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As the website reports:

Blue Angel Entertainment’s Korstiaan Vandiver and entrepreneur Lionel Ntasano, their team and Ms. Rice have exclusive rights to produce the film, which will be penned by Vandiver, Rice and Danielle Marshay Lee. Vandiver and Lee are set to co-direct.

Samaria Rice says, ‘I’m honored and very grateful to (Korstiaan and Danielle) for believing in me and this legacy for Tamir.’

We are just as honored to have the opportunity to bring this story to life and we are all very excited to start this journey together. Tamir’s narrative is so timely and yet so long overdue, said Vandiver.

No other information is known about the film.

Several months back came the release of two new interviews from Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, the officers involved in the shooting of Rice. Both video interviews not only offer a glimpse at how Loehmann and Garmback felt following the incident, but they particularly contradict Loehmann’s written statement that he offered during his testimony. For the latter, Garmback recounts how he was preparing Loehmann for the “gun run” call involving Tamir. Throughout the almost 30 minutes long video Garmback breaks down crying, as he also recounted his realization that Tamir was a 13-year-old boy, as well as the teenager’s final moments.

“I didn’t know it was a kid,” Garmback said. “He’s barely breathing, and there’s no rescue squad here…Then [firefighters] come up. And they’re walking so slow. Other units are telling them to hurry up, get over there. They still walk slow.”

Source: shadowandact.com

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