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Ava DuVernay has joined forces with the superstar athlete to bake a series about his teen years and will deliver it to the masses via Netflix.
The six-part series is named ‘Black & White’ will give the world insight Colin’s formative years as a biracial man dopted by a white family.
Production will begin in the Fall.
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. Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix
Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens. 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.
Netflix released this statement…revealing that is committed to supporting the ambitious project.
We’re proud to bring Colin’s experience and his creative vision to life as he joins Ava to share his powerful story and message with all our members around the world. It is an unparalleled union of two strong and defining voices coming together to tell the story about what it’s like to be Black in America.