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Colin Kaepernick is one of the few names in professional sports known to many, many people who don’t care much about football (or sports). Kaepernick was, at one point, one of the most promising quarterbacks in the NFL, leading the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl, with the team losing to the Baltimore Ravens. Still, Kaepernick appeared to be a rising star in the sport.
Then everything changed.
Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem at games as a form of peaceful protest to raise awareness of racial injustice in America. It became a gigantic story that spread far beyond the world of sports, making Kaepernick a target for conservatives and a central figure in the political conversation for a time. Despite great promise, the quarterback hasn’t played an NFL game since Jan. 1, 2017. Now, the entire saga is under the microscope with a new documentary, “Kaepernick & America.” For those who are interested in taking a look at this entire saga through a new lens, we’re here to give you all the details you need to know.
Here’s everything you need to know about “Kaepernick and America.”
Kaepernick & America release date and where you can watch it
The documentary will be released on Friday, September 2, 2022. The good news is that it will be available as it will stream via On Demand on virtually every platform imaginable. This includes being able to rent and/or buy on Prime Video and Apple TV, as well as other major digital video markets. It will also be available through On Demand channels from cable and satellite providers, including AT&T, Charter, Comcast, Dish and Verizon Fios. So there will be no shortage of options for viewers.
What is Kaepernick & America?
“Kaepernick & America” is a documentary feature film that seeks to examine Colin Kaepernick and his protest, exploring the conflict sparked by his seemingly simple gesture of kneeling during the National Anthem.
As the film’s distributor, Dark Star Pictures, says:
Kaep’s knee landed on the divide between the black and white tectonic plates of the United States, creating an earthquake in the eternal racial debate. The replicas of his singular gesture have already toured our country for years.
Director, team and more of Kaepernick & America
The documentary is directed by Tommy Walker and Ross Hockrow.
Walker comes out of “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”, while Hockrow comes out of “The Fieldhouse” series. In addition to serving as co-director, Hockrow is also the document’s editor. While there’s no cast to speak of, the film does include conversations with Don Lemon, DeRay Mckesson, Pam Oliver, Steve Wyche, Nate Boyer, Hue Jackson, and April Dinwoodie.
Kaepernick & America Trailer and Synopsis
Dark Star Pictures has released a trailer for the documentary that gives an overview of what viewers can expect from the film. It includes a lot of archival footage from Kaepernick’s games, as well as footage from protests, civil unrest, and even political footage from the 2016 presidential campaign that was happening at the time. We’ve also included a brief synopsis of the film, which you can check out below.
Since he began opposing police brutality, the actions of civil rights activist and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick have reverberated around the world, as shown in this documentary.