The story of Colin Kaepernick has come front and center in the wake of the recent wave of Black Lives Matter protests. His act of resistance in 2016 became a symbol of the movement worldwide.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback had taken a knee to protest racial injustice during the national anthem being played. However, things didn’t turn out good for him as he remained unsigned for the last three years. Now, there is a huge opportunity to eternalize his story.
Netflix is looking to bring out an exclusive series on the life of Colin Kaepernick. The director Ava DuVernay will be helming the project. It will feature real-life insights into Colin Kaepernick tracing how he became the activist that he eventually did.
WHAT WILL THE DOCUMENTARY ON THE LIFE OF COLIN KAEPERNICK OFFER?
According to a release issued to USA Today by Netflix, the 6-part series “will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today,” and will be narrated by Colin.
Colin Kaepernick himself offered his opinion. The documentary called “Colin In Black And White” is very important to him.
“Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens,” Kaepernick, said in the 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.”
It is notable that there has been an increase in the popularity of Colin Kaepernick and his brand. That’s why the series is being considered so important. It will further help in taking his message across to the many followers that he has cultivated.