Spike Lee directs documentary about the life of footballer Colin Kaepernick

Spike Lee takes over the camera. The American director signs a new documentary about the phenomenon Colin Kaepernick. The former quarterback returns to his career from childhood to his dedicated career.

After being the subject of a Netflix miniseries, Colin Kaepernick, one of the most famous American football players, will be back in a documentary broadcast on the ESPN channel. It is under his contract with the sports channel and its production house, Ra Vision Media, signed in 2020, that this project will see the light of day on the antenna owned by Disney.

Colin Kaepernick will look back on his journey from his childhood, spent in a white adoptive family, to his rise in sports and football from high school, then at the University of Nevada to the field of the San Francisco 49ers. † The documentary, of course, returns to his struggle to expose police brutality and racism since the quarterback knelt during the US national anthem. A position that was heavily criticized within the National American Football League.

Spike Lee is responsible for the production of this multi-part documentary series. In particular, the filmmaker will have access to archives never before seen by the general public on Colin Kaepernick, in addition to filming new interviews, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As of yet, no broadcast date has been named by ESPN.

This isn’t the first time the “Malcolm X” director has teamed up with ESPN. Spike Lee signed the 2009 documentary “Kobe Doin’ Work” about basketball player Kobe Bryant.

Colin Kaepernick teamed up with Ava DuVernay for “Colin in Black and White,” a miniseries that chronicles his career in six episodes and will be released on Netflix on October 29, 2021. In this scripted biopic, Colin Kaepernick lends his voice for narration.

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