Kanye West, a Grammy Award winner, is all set to share his documentary from the eyes of Jeen-Yuhs’ A Kanye Trilogy. Netflix has recently uploaded a teaser video on Twitter, where a young and pre-fame Kanye West was questioned by his collaborator, “Who are you to call yourself a genius?” Instead of answering him back, Kanye just gave him a sly smile.
The tweet captioned as, “Step inside the journey of Kanye West, over twenty years in the making. Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy — a once in a lifetime three-week global event — begins February 16.”
Step inside the journey of Kanye West, over twenty years in the making.
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— Netflix (@netflix) January 10, 2022
In a conversation with Collider, Steve Bunnell, CEO of Iconic Events Releasing explains his decision to give the Kanye documentary an event and theatrical release. He says, “For any fan or student of music today, this documentary is a must-see event and should be experienced in a movie theater with state-of-the-art sound systems. Through his work as a performer, producer, and entrepreneur, few artists or businessmen have had a greater impact on worldwide popular culture than Kanye West over the last twenty years. His musical brilliance is unmistakable and undeniable—he has become a magnet for so much that bears his influence. ‘Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy’ is a film that offers rare and compelling insight into his world, and we’re tremendously excited to be partnering with TIME Studios to be offering this special opportunity for audiences across the country to see this event.”
All you need to know about the Kanye West Netflix film
As the name of the documentary states, there will be three separate films on Kanye West. Over the two decades span for Kanye West’s music contribution to the industry and his controversial persona are a little too complex for a limited runtime documentary series. Therefore, summarising his whole life so far would need three films.
You can catch the Kanye West Netflix documentary film series in weekly installments starting from February 16th, 2022. The film claims that the viewers will experience hours of never-before-seen footage of Ye over the course of his career. Filmmakers Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah shot the films over a 20-year span.
A Kanye Trilogy comprises three films, which are: Vision, Purpose, and Awakening. The plot of the three films develops around West, from a young Chicago rapper to a global rapper superstar.
The first part of the documentary will release at the virtual Sundance Film Festival at the end of January. Even the first installment of the documentary was premiered in theaters nationwide on February 10th, 2022.
The official synopsis of Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, read as, “A landmark documentary event presented in three acts from Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy is an intimate and revealing portrait of Kanye West’s experience, showcasing both his formative days trying to break through and his life today as a global brand and artist.”
In our opinion, the trilogy will give us a good laugh and cry. It will be an honor for us to witness the journey of musical genius Kanye West. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.