Netflix’s ‘Stamped From The Beginning’ Trailer: Trailer Explores the Deep-Seated Roots of Racism in America


“Stamped From the Beginning,” directed by Roger Ross Williams and adapted from Ibram X. Kendi’s best-selling book of the same name, is set to premiere on Netflix on November 20. The documentary explores the roots of racist thinking in North America and traces its evolution over the years.

Williams emphasizes that the film is not exclusively for Black Americans but is about power dynamics and how a select few have wielded it at the expense of Black Americans. He hopes the documentary will lead viewers toward a path of antiracism.

The film employs a unique blend of live-action, animation, and interviews to create a distinct visual style. It unearths forgotten and often untold stories that underscore America’s history of neglecting its Black heritage, highlighting the urgent need for correction.


Williams also noted the prominence of Black female figures in the discourse on racism in America. Influential figures such as Dr. Angela Davis, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, Brittany Packnett Cunningham, and Dr. Jennifer L. Morgan play significant roles in the documentary. Williams deliberately chose to feature only Black women in the film to make a powerful statement about their crucial contributions to the conversation.

“Stamped From the Beginning” promises to be a thought-provoking exploration of America’s racial history, shedding light on overlooked narratives and celebrating the vital role of Black women in the ongoing struggle for racial equality.

The documentary will be available for streaming on Netflix starting November 20. It’s a timely and essential addition to the platform’s offerings, aiming to provoke meaningful conversations and foster a deeper understanding of America’s complex racial landscape.