Will Smith Presents Netflix Amend: The Fight For America 14th Amendment Trailer
Will Smith took to Instagram on Tuesday to present a trailer for his new Netflix series Amend: The Fight For America.
The 52-year-old actor produced and hosted the six-part documentary series that examines the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which was ratified in 1868.
“What does it mean to be an American?” Smith said to open the nearly three-minute trailer.
Netflix series: Will Smith took to Instagram on Tuesday to present a trailer for his new Netflix series Amend: The Fight For America
The video then showed all-American footage, including an apple pie and a baseball stadium filled with fans for opening day in 2010.
“What about a citizen?” Smith reflects.
Academics discussed that the original US Constitution did not contain a statement about who is and who is not a citizen, which allowed racism to flourish.
“The heart of the Fourteenth Amendment is the definition of American citizens. It is through this definition that all the rights we cherish are granted and upheld, ”Smith said.
Double Duty: The 52-year-old actor produced and hosted the six-part documentary series that examines the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which was ratified in 1868
American imagery: The video then showed all-American footage, including a baseball stadium filled with fans for opening day in 2010
Apple pie: Americana decor included a warm apple pie
He later added: “The Fourteenth Amendment is a promise of equality for all. Having said that, we all deserve empathy and dignity.
The documentary features stars such as Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L. Jackson, Pedro Pascal, Yara Shahidi, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Laverne Cox reciting speeches and writings related to the Fourteenth Amendment.
Larry Wilmore, 59, was also an executive producer and also appears on camera.
Best Comedian: Larry Wilmore, 59, was also executive producer of Amend and also appears on camera
Defined Citizens: Amend Examines the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Star-studded documentary: Star-studded documentary features Samuel L. Jackson
Oscar: Mahershala Ali also participated in the documentary
Smith on his Instagram page told his roughly 51.3 million followers that he was honored to present the trailer.
“We are living through unprecedented days as a society, as a country and as a human family. I believe cultivating personal and historical understanding is the imperative spark that ignites the flames of desperately needed compassion and healing, ” the Oscar nominee wrote in Trainer’s caption.
“As Americans, we strive to form a more perfect union that truly establishes justice and equality for all. I think a better understanding of the 14th Amendment is a critical starting point, ”Smith added.
Fan favorite: Pedro Pascal of Mandalorian fame has also joined the story
Anti-slavery newspaper: The trailer showed the front page of North Star, a 19th-century anti-slavery newspaper published by abolitionist Frederick Douglass
“ Our hope with this series is to illuminate the beauty that is America’s promise and to share a message of connection and shared humanity so that we can better understand and celebrate our different experiences as Americans and promote progress towards true equality. promised to all people under the 14th Amendment.
“ I am grateful to @netflix and the phenomenal group of people who have come together in front of and behind the camera to help us tell this story. Thank you for watching, ”he concluded.
Amend: The Fight For America will be released February 17 on Netflix.
Instagram post: Smith on his Instagram page told his 51.3 million or so followers he was honored to present the trailer
Words count: Documentary emphasizes words matter as Black Lives Matter street mural is presented
Former officer: Former police officer Derek Chauvin was shown kneeling on George Floyd’s neck before the unarmed black man died in the documentary
Coming soon: Amend: The Fight For America out on Netflix on February 17