Jay Z’s Kalief Browder Docuseries Will Premiere At Sundance

The festival will debut the first two episodes of the six-part series.

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After signing a two-year film and television deal, Jay Z and The Weinstein Company held a press conference in New York City in October to announce an upcoming docuseries about Kalief Browder. As Okayplayer points out, the first two episodes of the series will have their world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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Browder was arrested at 16 years old and was imprisoned on Rikers Island for three years without conviction, spending over 1000 days in solitary confinement with no set date for a trial. He was released in 2013, and took his own life two years later. The series will feature dramatic reenactments of the young man’s life, archival footage, and interviews with family and friends.

"I look at Kalief Browder as a modern day prophet," Jay Z said during the press conference in October. "Our prophets come in many different shapes, forms, or mediums. This young man just by the fact that he brought all of us here today lets you know how powerful of a soul he was."

December 06, 2016
Jay Z’s Kalief Browder Docuseries Will Premiere At Sundance