Netflix has partnered with Dr. Ibram Kendi to produce three films based on three of his books. Through this deal, Kendi will work with industry veterans Roger Ross Williams, Mara Brock Akil and Chris Nee to create three films inspired by his bestselling books, Stamped from the Beginning, Antiracist Baby and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You.
“Stamped From the Beginning and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You are powerful and essential pieces of literature that clearly outline how deeply rooted racist ideas are in the United States,” Williams stated.
Three projects based on books from antiracist scholar Dr. Ibram X. Kendi are coming to Netflix. They are:
Stamped from the Beginning — a hybrid doc/scripted feature from Roger Ross Williams, EP'd by Mara Brock Akil pic.twitter.com/cHdg0HrLK0
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Kendi is a prominent antiracist scholar who has released several New York Times bestsellers. He has also taught at American University, Boston University and the University of Florida. He is now the Frances B. Cashin Fellow at Harvard University.
“I’m elated these projects landed at Netflix. What a wonderful partner. I’m elated to work with Roger Ross Williams, Mara Brock Akil and Chris Nee. They are such ambitious, innovative and passionate creators who are committed to racial justice,” Kendi said.
“But I’m really elated for the viewers, for the adults and children who will be captivated, informed and transformed by these projects.”