Netflix will be broadcasting a series about Colin Kaepernick’s childhood. He became an American footballer without a club in 2016 after becoming the first athlete to ever kneel to the US national anthem in protest of police brutality in the United States.
Serial, that Coleen is in black and white Hot and Six Episodes, it tells the story of Kaepernick, who grew up as a black kid in an adoptive white family and became a player in the NFL, the highest-grossing American football league in the United States. The series will feature Kaepernick and director Ava DuVernay as the narrator.
Kaepernick’s protest action became the focus of attention again this year after the death of American black man George Floyd, who was killed by brutal police. Since then, there have been many anti-racism demonstrations around the world. The Kaepernick kneeling gesture was used as a symbol in the protests.
“We still see many stories about black race and society being told through a ‘white’ lens,” said Cabernick. “We want to create a new perspective on the daily realities of blacks. We explore the racial conflicts I faced during my high school days as an adoptive black boy in a white community. It is a great honor to share these stories with Ava, bring her to life for the world to see. “
“With his protest, he unleashed national debates about race and justice, a debate that had enormous implications for football, culture and for him personally,” said Duvernay, the director. “Coleen’s story says a lot about identity, sport and the courage required to protest and resilience.”
It is not known when the series will be watched on Netflix.