Trailer: Will Smith presents Amend: The Fight for America
James R | On 03, Feb 2021
“What does it mean to be an American? What about a citizen?”
Amend: The Fight for America is a six-part docuseries that explores the 14th 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 narrative format featuring a number of celebrities (Mahershala Ali, Diane Lane, Samuel L Jackson, Pedro Pascal, Yara Shahidi, and more) breathing life into speeches and writings by the 14th 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 Will Smith and writer Larry Wilmore, Amend is a powerful, multimedia journey through American history that encourages viewers to question what a “United States” really means.
Amend: The Fight for America is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.