Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay will collaborate together for Netflix series
Former NFL Player and activist Colin Kaepernick has decided to partner up with filmmaker Ava Duvernay on a Netflix series called "Colin in Black &White." The six-part series will feature Kaepernick narrating his life as a high schooler and how he was molded into being an activist.
The beginning of Kapernick's legacy as an activist started when he started "silently protesting" in 2016 about social issues, as well as unarmed African Americans dying at the hands of police brutality. Kaepernick's voiced his opinion about the issues and used his platform as an NFL player to bring awareness around the globe, but there was a lot of uneasy reactions to the cause. A lot of people felt like the social issues were a distraction and ultimately Kaepernick was not given a fair chance to remain in the NFL. Even though he was not playing the sport that he loved, he ended up finding his purpose with sacrificing his dream to help others understand that change needs to happen in a system that is broken.
Duvernay felt like this was a good chance to partner up with Kaepernick and was pretty excited to share his story. "His 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," said Duvernay. There hasn't been a specified date when the series will be available.