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Amend: The Fight for America Educates Netflix Audiences on 14th Amendment

14次修正案是什么?如果它花费超过五秒钟来回答,那么就需要一个需要查看的系列。“修改:美国的斗争”是由长袍Imbriano和Tom Yellin创建的六个小时的六部分复杂剂,由Kenny Leon(“American Son”) andReinaldo Marcus Green(“Monsters and Men”), and hosted by威尔史密斯。的联赛s takes viewers through the importance of the 14th Amendment—which outlines the rights of citizens under “the equal protection of the law”—and how it’s affected everything from black folks and women’s voting rights to abortion to gay marriage. Throughout its six episodes, the series revisits historic court rulings that have been engendered by the law.

“Amend: The Fight for America” is corny in parts, and serious-minded in others. But a charismatic Will Smith, a few little known facts, and a particularly uplifting episode give this docuseries about the importance of the 14th Amendment a reason to exist.

通过第14次修正案的年表来指导我们,“修改”利用了一种三管齐下的方法。第一个以平等的司法倡议创始人为本布莱恩史蒂文森and the program’s executive producer拉里威尔莫尔提供对当今日期的洞察,如驱逐斯科特案例和Brown v. Board of Education。另一个送货方式是名人的方式Daveed Diggs,Pedro Pascal,Aja Naomi King., etc. monologuing the words written by the famous and little-known figures surrounding these seismic events.Mahershala Ali.例如,声音弗雷德里克道格拉斯。虽然动画用于描绘20世纪20世纪的创伤前20世纪,但在读物读数时,生产者转向媒体,并避免诱惑在参与名人上拍打假发和化妆。由于阿里直接对镜头讲话,他穿着锋利的燃烧者,而Douglass围绕着最低纲领派套装的图像。

Beyond those who know very little about the 14th Amendment, it’s not altogether clear who is the audience for this series. Is it like-minded individuals who are already deep in the fight for civil liberties? Or those from the other side of the aisle who disregard institutional inequities? Considering how episode one concludes with a plea for reconciliation, the series might want to literally amend the good people on both sides.

民事和人权领导会议总裁Vanita Gupta

The uneven program is often at its most stimulating while unearthing major forgotten figures of the past. The Civil Rights-focused episode three “Wait” covers gay leader Bayard Rustin. The fourth, “控制,” finds women’s rights activist Pauli Murray advocating against sexism. The sixth, “Promise,” examines Chinese-American Wong Kim Ark’s struggle to gain citizenship in 1897.

Smith, the blockbuster actor with middle-America appeal, who is also starring in the upcoming Marcus Green-directed biopic “King Richard,” is the perfect choice to host the heady docuseries. Relying on an overly earnest, on-the-nose disposition, he employs rhetorical devices to explain to viewers the hurt racism springs. In “Wait,” he explicates why asking black people to be patient for equal rights is detrimental to systemic change. Smith’s inherent charm and inoffensive wit—the tools that made him a bankable star—allow him to transmit the docuseries’ message to viewers as though they were third graders. That’s not a knock against Smith. He might be the only person who could imbue this full-hearted program without enough spirit to make watching it feel less like eating your peas.

“修改”最强大的剧集,是LGBTQ + - 分割的“。” Because the victories at the center of the gay rights movement have recently occurred, the episode is less reliant on actors providing pull quotes of famous figures (one of the exceptions is a poignant yet resolute拉维恩考克斯说出的话詹姆斯·鲍德温)而是使用与关键当天数据进行访谈。我们第一次看到一个近乎带来泪水的主题偶然发生在约翰斯霍金斯历史教授玛莎琼斯教授,她自己是一种肤色婚姻的产物,赋予了重要性Loving v. Virginiato her family. Al Gerhardstein, who triedobergefell v。Hodgesbefore the Supreme Court, guides us through the other court proceedings that served as precedent for its historic legalization of gay marriage. However, it’s Jim Obergefell himself who provides the program with its deepest tear-jerking moments, as he recalls how his husband battled ALS, and how the pair equally fought to have their marriage recognized in Ohio.

In other episodes, the staid series struggles to replicate those moments with Jones and Obergefell, and even in the Black Lives Matter and DACA-themed sixth episode the events hit key intellectual points but only glance at their emotional core. Instead it's the stories within “Love,” and the way that the showrunners reproduce the warmth of its recent history, that make the docuseries' long journey worth it.

All six episodes screened for review.

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