July 14, 2020

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Colin Kaepernick’s tale gets Netflix documentary sequence therapy

Colin Kaepernick's story gets Netflix documentary series treatment

Colin Kaepernick is nevertheless waiting around to see if he will get a possibility to land an NFL team this period. He appreciates he will be at least returning to tv in yet another form — by way of a scripted documentary series made for Netflix.

Ava DuVernay, a renowned director very best recognised for the Academy Award-nominated film “Selma,” is reuniting with her “When They See Us” author Michael Starrbury for the 6-episode “Colin in Black & White,” Wide range reviews.

The collection, in addition to detailing what manufactured Kaepernick come to a decision to kneel in protest throughout the countrywide anthem and turning into a robust social justice advocate, also will appear back on his childhood increasing up Black in his white adopted family and his route to the NFL with the 49ers. Kaepernick will also narrate the tale of his everyday living and will co-executive deliver with both equally DuVernay and Starrbury.

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“Too frequently we see race and Black stories portrayed by means of a white lens,” Kaepernick explained to Selection. “We seek to give new viewpoint to the differing realities that Black men and women deal with. We take a look at the racial conflicts I confronted as an adopted Black guy in a white neighborhood, in the course of my higher school years. It is an honor to convey these tales to everyday living in collaboration with Ava for the planet to see.”

DuVernay received 16 Emmy nominations for “When They See Us,” which also is on Netflix. The Kaepernick series was conceived in 2019 and was accomplished this spring. It’s unsure when “Colin in Black & White” will make its debut and be out there on the streaming community.

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Kaepernick seemed destined for documentary treatment method at some level with some thing in-depth. It’s a huge coup for Neftlix to have DuVernay and Starrbury support tell Kaepernick’s tale. It’s a bigger just one that he also is concerned in the task.