Watch the Emotional Trailer for Jay Z's Doc on Kalief Browder

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Watch the Emotional Trailer for Jay Z's Doc on Kalief Browder

The trailer shows the long-lasting effects of psychological trauma.

Published December 16, 2016

Jay Z is the truest definition of a boss, and to prove that his talents transcend beyond the booth, the hip-hop icon produced a six-part documentary alongside Harvey Weinstein that shows Kalief Browder's journey through psychological truma in the Bronx.

The trailer for the docu-series just dropped and it's sure to be a talker.

The trailer begins with Browder's voice, saying, "I just need to get my story out." 

He was jailed for three years, spending two of them in solitary confinement for allegedly stealing a backpack. Due to this, he suffered serious psychological trauma that eventually led to his 2015 death. The charge was proven to be false, but the mental effects of the case endured until his untimely death.

The docu-series, titled Time: The Kalief Browder Story, comprises of six parts and tells the story of the then teenager who was interrogated through his suicide. Showing that this isn't a fly-by-night production, the series includes first-person accounts, archival footage ad actor re-creations of specific times during this period in Browder's life.

Interviews with politicians, social reformers and Browder's friends and family are also included.

At a press conference promoting the docu-series back in October, Jay Z spoke on just why this story needs to be told.

"It's inhumane," he said. "It's difficult for me to find the words. It's so inhumane... We're the voice. We're society. We affect change. We can change everything... Our voices are stronger than ever. If everyone in this room is like, 'I don't agree with this happening to a 16-year-old,' then it won't happen again."

Take a look at the gripping trailer, below:

The first installment of Time: The Kalief Browder Story will air on Spike on March 1 at 10 p.m. 

See the moment Jigga's series was first announced in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Spike)


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