Colin in Black and White is an American limited drama series. It has a total of six episodes with a duration of 27-35 minutes. The series premiered on the 29th of October, 2021, on the streaming platform Netflix under the production company ARRAY Filmworks.
The pilot episode also received a preview screening in the Primetime program at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2021. It was created by Ava Duvernay, a former NFL quarterback and Colin Kaepernick and has been narrated by Colin Kaepernick. It stars Jaden Michael, Nick Offerman, Colin Kaepernick and Mary- Louise Parker. The series begins with the narration starting from the time when the actor was a teenager, and then it goes towards the sequences of events that led up to him choosing to become an activist. The incidents played a very important role in his decision to choose the path to become an activist. The show depicts all his struggles to become an activist and how important it was for him to come to the conclusion that he really wanted to be one.
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The show is meant to take your breath away. The activist, who previously was an athlete, joined hands with Ava DuVernay to make this bold and devastating documentary and drama series to show the story of his early life and his struggles. It also shows the shocking statistics of the prevalent racial inequality.
Colin Kaepernick became a famous NFL quarterback; he is very prominent in the US and gradually in the world. He was rather quite infamous in his own country, he received a lot of mixed reviews and reactions when he decided to become a civil rights activist and a protester, and very shortly after that, he also quit the sports and no longer remained an NFL quarterback. Kaepernick drew condemnation as well as admiration for taking the knee during the preseason game in 2016 when the US national anthem was playing. He took this brave step to protest against the US police brutality, and racial inequality after multiple police shootings of black people and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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His actions served as an inspiration for more players to join him in this revolution. Then this drew the attention of then-president Donald Trump, who said that these players should be fired. At the end of the season, his team’s managers, the San Francisco 49ers, informed him that he would be released – a move that was widely perceived as politically rather than practically motivated, despite the 49ers’ claim that he did not fit in with their new coach’s plans. His activism has grown, and he has remained unsigned ever since.
Colin in Black and White is a story that narrates his formative teenage years. This is fuelled by anger, aimed at educating just as much, and it is entertaining as well. It is meant to take your breath away.
It’s a mix of straight drama about a young biracial Kaepernick (played brilliantly by Jaden Michael in his first major role) navigating the complexities of growing up in a white adoptive family and commentary by Kaepernick himself. The series also includes statistics (for example, black mortgage applicants are denied at twice the rate of white applicants) and news footage, such as photos from Kelley Williams-sentencing Bolar’s hearing in 2011 for the crime of “boundary hopping” – using her children’s father’s address to allow them to qualify for attendance at a far better school – for which she served nine days in jail.
There is even the occasional historical reenactment, such as when Kaepernick compares the NFL draught to a slave auction, in which players are literally weighed and measured by the almost uniformly white team owners and managers, as well as having their on-field prowess tested.
Given that this is a limited series, it is unlikely that there will be another season, as limited mostly means just one season. Because the show focuses on Kaepernick as a young teen, as portrayed by Jaden Michael, the amount of storytelling that can be accomplished is limited.