(CNN) – Less than two months after the star QB was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Colin Kaepernick is still trying to make a name for himself.
“Colin in Black & White,” a new documentary being released on January 4, delves into Kaepernick’s formative years in the Bay Area and how his refusal to stand for the national anthem helped turn his reputation around.
“It’s been a lot of years since I’ve been here,” he says in the trailer for the new film, according to CNN. “A lot of focus has been put on me and what has happened. A lot of people don’t even know what I look like or what kind of kid I was growing up, so we want to show people that.”
Kaepernick dropped out of the 49ers before the 2014 season and was gone until he began his protest. He didn’t end his protest until the 2016 season when he refused to stand for the national anthem with his first team, the San Francisco 49ers.
“We are certain this unique film, featuring exclusive first-hand interviews, never-before-seen footage and never-before-released photos and archival footage will allow viewers to view the journey of someone who has come a long way since ‘coming out’ with his decision to raise awareness about institutionalized racism and police brutality,” the filmmakers said in a press release announcing the film’s release.
Since Kaepernick’s protest began, his career has been on hold. He has yet to play another down for any team.
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