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Netflix broadcasts Ava DuVernay-led collection on Colin Kaepernick

The streaming big introduced a brand new restricted collection titled "Colin in Black & White," from Ava DuVernay, based mostly on Kaepernick's highschool years.

Kaepernick will seem within the collection and add his personal voice to the venture.

The restricted collection will run for six episodes and reunites DuVernay with Michael Starrbury, who will write and function govt producer.

DuVernay and Starrbury beforehand labored collectively on "When They See Us," which acquired 16 Emmy nominations.

In 2016, Kaepernick made nationwide information when he refused to face because the Nationwide Anthem performed earlier than NFL video games. He mentioned he did so to protest police shootings of African-American males and different social injustices confronted by black folks in america.

Doing so helped remodel him into an icon within the battle in opposition to police brutality and racial injustice.
"The collection will give attention to Kaepernick's formative highschool years, lending significant perception into the acts and experiences that led him to change into the activist he’s at this time," Netflix mentioned in its assertion.
DuVernay, who additionally celebrated the news on Twitter, mentioned in an announcement that Kaepernick's act of protest "ignited a nationwide dialog about race and justice with far-reaching penalties for soccer, tradition and for him, personally."

She added, "Colin's story has a lot to say about identification, sports activities and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn't be happier than to inform this story with the group at Netflix."

Netflix has but to announce an official launch date for the collection.