Jackie Robinson (2016) Rated TV-PG

A documentary chronicles the personal and professional life of Jackie Robinson from his birth in 1919 to his death in 1972. Starring Keith David and Jamie Foxx.

This documentary is one of Ken Burns’ miniseries. Burns does what he does best – digging deep into the subject matter, which, in this case, is telling us about Robinson’s life. The documentary covers everything about Robinson’s life. There are interviews and archival footage that showcase Robinson. The interviews included family, friends, and associates of Robinson’s. I applaud Jackie Robinson for not only his baseball career but also his stance fighting for the civil rights movement. He didn’t always choose the right path, but he worked hard at balancing both sides of his life. The only down side I saw in this miniseries is that Burns’ makes himself an expert on Robinson and puts himself in front of the camera. Putting that aside, this film series is one that is worth the watch.

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