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DuVernay teams up with Kaepernick for Netflix drama about his path to activism

DuVernay teams up with Kaepernick for Netflix drama about his path to activism
Posted at 10:07 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 12:07:01-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is joining with Emmy-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay on a Netflix miniseries about the teenage roots of the former NFL player’s activism.

Neftlix says the limited series, titled “Colin in Black & White,” will examine Kaepernick’s high school years.

In 2016, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. His actions drew both support and criticism, with President Donald Trump among his detractors.

Kaepernick became a free agent in 2017, but went unsigned.

Writing on the six-episode series was completed in May. Casting details and a release date were not immediately announced for “Colin in Black & White.”