Kaepernick & America

Kaepernick & America

Tribeca Online Premieres
Feature | United States | 82 MINUTES | English

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

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).
Tommy Walker, Ross Hockrow
Bill Stephney, Gary Cohen, Matt McDonald
Scott Beer
Ross Hockrow
Executive Producer
Don Lemon, John Battsek
Line Producer
Niki Usbay McDonald
Post Supervisor
Chris Spaide
Art Director
Eric Baldetti
Don Lemon, DeRay Mckesson, Pam Oliver, Steve Wyche, Nate Boyer, Hue Jackson, April Dinwoodie

Print Source
Gary Cohen
Triple Threat TV
Kent, CT 06757
Phone: 9142247364
Adam Segal
The 2050 Group - Publicity
Bergenfield, 07621
Phone: 212.642.4317
US Sales Contact
Orly Ravid
The Film Collaborative
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Phone: 323 610 8128
US Sales Contact
Bill Straus
Bridge Independent
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 646 599 3454
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