In November of 2015, Glamour Magazine held its' annunal Women of the Year Awards which featured short documentaries on each of the recepients. Each short was directed by a female director. Marta was chosen to direct the piece spotlighting five women connected to the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in Charleston, SC. Their powerful story of foregiveness is highlighted in the video below.
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"Valentine Road", Marta Cunningham's first feature, chronicles the 2008 middle school shooting of Lawrence King by his classmate Brandon McInerney. Over the course of three years, Cunningham interviewed family, friends, and teachers about their experiences with both boys as McInerney's trial took place. In order to prevent such tragedies from happening again, understanding why this shooting happened became an important part in the making "Valentine Road".
The documentary premiered on HBO with the Fall Documentary Series on October 7th, 2013 and has gone on to receive two News and Documentary Emmy Award Nominations. The official HBO preview is available below along with a 2013 Sundance feature on Marta and the film.
"Valentine Road" is currently available on DVD and iTunes. The film can also be found on HBO and HBO Go.