Kaepernick & America

Tribeca Online Premieres

FEATURE | United States | 82 MINUTES | English |

KAEPERNICK & AMERICA

Documentary, Black & African American Diaspora Stories

Colin Kaepernick's personal awakening, as a biracial adoptee raised by white parents, coincided with the growing cultural tensions during the waning years of the Obama presidency. After years of unrest prior to the tragic murder of Philando Castile in 2016, the superstar quarterback began to sit for the national anthem. In an ironic twist, his decision to respectfully kneel at the behest of a veteran teammate transformed a quiet protest into one of the most recognized political statements of our time.

Filmmakers Tommy Walker and Ross Hockrow examine the upbringing of the enigmatic athlete-turned icon, how the fateful protest came to be and why Kaepernick’s decision struck a pivotal nerve with the American populace. With perspectives from media figures, experts, and those close to the inciting protest, the documentary reveals how Kaepernick’s simple act of taking a knee unearthed deep social fractures that have become ever more apparent in the current political zeitgeist.--Brandon Harrison

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CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Tommy Walker and Ross Hockrow

Tommy Walker is an esteemed producer and director who has specialized in films about race and identity. His most recent film was Toni Morrison: The Pieces I AmRoss Hockrow is a rising star in documentary circles and the director of Born Strong (Netflix) and Finding Giannis (TNT).
Director
Tommy Walker, Ross Hockrow
Producer
Bill Stephney, Gary Cohen, Matt McDonald
Cinematographer
Scott Beer
Editor
Ross Hockrow
Executive Producer
Don Lemon, John Battsek
Line Producer
Niki Usbay McDonald
Post Supervisor
Chris Spaide
Art Director
Eric Baldetti
Cast
Don Lemon, DeRay Mckesson, Pam Oliver, Steve Wyche, Nate Boyer, Hue Jackson, April Dinwoodie

CONTACTS

Print Source
Gary Cohen
Triple Threat TV
Kent, CT 06757
Phone: 9142247364
gary@triplethreattv.com
Publicist
Adam Segal
The 2050 Group - Publicity
Bergenfield, 07621
Phone: 212.642.4317
adam@the2050group.com
US Sales Contact
Orly Ravid
The Film Collaborative
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: 323 610 8128
orly@thefilmcollaborative.org
US Sales Contact
Bill Straus
Bridge Independent
Phone: 6465993454
bill@bridgeindependent.com