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Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life

Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life
Posted at 1:32 PM, Jul 06, 2020

Colin Kaepernick will be featured in a documentary series produced by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Co.

The deal between Kaepernick's production arm, Ra Vision Media, and The Walt Disney Company was announced Monday.

“During this unprecedented time, The Walt Disney Company remains committed to creating diverse and inclusive content that resonates and matters," Bob Iger, Disney’s executive chairman said in a press release. "Colin’s experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, culture, and race, which will undoubtedly create compelling stories that will educate, enlighten and entertain, and we look forward to working with him on this important collaboration."

The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice, and the quest for equity.

"I am excited to announce this historic partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers, and producers, and to inspire the youth with compelling and authentic perspectives," Kaepernick said in the press release. "I look forward to sharing the docuseries on my life story, in addition to many other culturally impactful projects we are developing.”

The documentary will use new interviews and never-before-seen archive that documents Kaepernick's last five years in the NFL and it will be told from his perspective.

It will also provide a platform to showcase the work of directors and producers of color.

Former ESPN reporter Jemele Hill will produce the documentary.