LOS ANGELES — (02-04-21) — Netflix announced on Tuesday its upcoming six-part docuseries “Amend: the Fight for America,” hosted by Will Smith. The official trailer for Amend: The Fight for America was released on Feb. 2, 2021 and has already garnered huge media coverage both on digital news media outlets and social media platforms. The series also features Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal and Yara Shahidi.
“We are living in unprecedented days as a society, as a country, and as a human family,” said Will Smith. “I believe that the cultivation of personal and historical understanding is the imperative spark igniting the flames of desperately needed compassion and healing. As Americans, we endeavor to form a more perfect union that truly establishes justice and equality for all.
I believe a deeper understanding of the 14th Amendment is a critical jumping off point. Our hope with this series is to illuminate the beauty that is the promise of America and to share a message of connection and shared humanity so that we will be able to better understand and celebrate our different experiences as Americans and promote progress toward the true equality promised to all persons under the 14th amendment.” said Smith.
Created by Robe Imbriano and Tom Yellin, Amend: The Fight for America explores the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution — which, in 1868, promised liberty and equal protection for all persons — as America’s most enduring hallmark of democracy.
The six-hour docuseries deploys a groundbreaking narrative format featuring a number of luminaries including Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal, Yara Shahidi breathing life into speeches and writings by the Fourteenth Amendment’s most ardent advocates and foes such as Frederick Douglass, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Andrew Johnson among them. It also offers insights from an inclusive array of contemporary thought leaders and experts.
According to the publicity division at Netflix, Amend: The Fight for America (2021), is a project that “enlightens, entertains and challenges what Americans know about the Fourteenth Amendment” — which grants equal protection under the law to all U.S. citizens — “and the unwavering fight for equality.”
The docu-series will also highlight speeches and writings by supporters and foes of the amendment, including Frederick Douglass, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Andrew Johnson.
“Amend: the Fight for America” premieres Feb. 17 on Netflix.
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February 17, 2021
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