A six-part series on American activist and sportsperson, Colin Kaepernick will be produced by the illustrious director Ava DuVernay, streaming platform Netflix announced on Monday.
Titled Colin in Black and White, the series will focus on Kaepernick’s high school years and how they impacted him into being the vocal activist he is today.
“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick said in a release. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted Black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”
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“With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally,” DuVernay said in a release. “Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience.”