June 4, 2018
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When she’s not staunchly fighting to #MuteRKelly, Ava DuVernay is bringing our stories to the film and television.
Now we all know what Colin Kaepernick means to our community since him deciding to kneel during the National Anthem three years ago to protest social injustices, cost him his job in the NFL. Since then the 30-year-old has been recognized by many, including taking home the Muhammad Ali Legacy award from Sports Illustrated earlier this year and the Ambassador of Conscience award by Amnesty International.
But there’s another part of the activist’s life we don’t know about — the early years. And thanks toDuVernary we will.
Very little has been reported, but we can tell you that filmmaker is developing a comedy series about his life experiences in high school. In an interview with GQ, she says, “I see what he’s done as art. I believe that art is seeing the world that doesn’t exist. You know a lot of people excel at creativity—making TV, movies, painting, writing books—but you can be an artist in your own life. Civil rights activists are artists. Athletes are artists. People who imagine something that is not there.”
TELL US: A look at Kaepernick’s prior to the NFL — yes or you’ll pass?