Colin Kaepernick is becoming a member of with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix drama collection in regards to the teenage roots of the previous NFL participant’s activism.
Colin in Black & White will study Kaepernick’s highschool years to light up the experiences that formed his advocacy, Netflix mentioned Monday.
“Too usually we see race and Black tales portrayed by way of a white lens,” Kaepernick mentioned in an announcement. “We search to offer new perspective to the differing realities that Black folks face. We discover the racial conflicts I confronted as an adopted Black man in a white neighborhood, throughout my highschool years.”
Kaepernick, born to a white mom and Black father, was adopted in Wisconsin by a white couple who moved to California when he was a toddler.
In 2016, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback started kneeling in the course of the American nationwide anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. That motion drew each assist and criticism, together with his detractors together with United States President Donald Trump. Kaepernick turned a free agent in 2017 however went unsigned.
Writing for the six-episode collection was accomplished in Might, the streaming service mentioned. DuVernay, author Michael Starrbury and Kaepernick are the manager producers, whereas Kaepernick will seem because the restricted collection’ narrator.
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Additional casting particulars and a launch date weren’t instantly introduced.
Kaepernick known as it an honour to collaborate with DuVernay, whose credit embrace the award-winning When They See Us, which dramatized the Central Park 5 case, and the Oscar-nominated documentary 13th.
“Along with his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a nationwide dialog about race and justice with far-reaching penalties for soccer, tradition and for him, personally,” DuVernay mentioned in an announcement. “Colin’s story has a lot to say about identification, sports activities and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience.”