I have grown to appreciate documentaries as much as any television show. There is a new Netflix documentary series, Amend: The Fight for America, that I can’t wait to watch.
History is so important and as we grow as a country we need to learn more about our past and the way that we can make a change to ensure a more positive future.
The documentary discusses the fourteenth amendment. According to Netlix, “Amend: The Fight for America is a six-part docuseries that 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. Amend deploys a groundbreaking narrative format featuring a number of luminaries (Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal, Yara Shahidi, and more) breathing life into speeches and writings by the Fourteenth Amendment’s most ardent advocates and foes (including Frederick Douglass, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Andrew Johnson) with insights from an inclusive array of contemporary thought leaders and experts. Executive produced and hosted by Oscar-nominated actor Will Smith and Emmy-winning writer Larry Wilmore, Amend is a powerful, multimedia journey through American history that encourages viewers to question what a “United States” really means.”
The trailer was released and the one thing I can count on is that this documentary is going to be an essential watch.
Amend: The Fight for America will debut on Netflix on February 17th.