Kenya Barris Producing Netflix Doc on Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump

Kenya Barris and Benjamin Crump (Credit: Shutterstock/Netflix)

Kenya Barris has signed on to produce a Netflix documentary on the life and career of civil rights attorney Ben Crump, the streaming giant announced on Aug. 14.

Barris is teaming up with Oscar and Emmy-winning documentary producer Roger Ross Williams on the project. Double Emmy nominee Nadia Hallgren will direct.

According to a description from Netflix, the untitled documentary feature will explore Crump’s past and current cases, as well as his impact on the fight for racial justice, and the toll the cases have taken on his family.

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Crump is the founder and principal owner of Ben Crump Law. He rose to national prominence in 2012, while representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed African-American teenager fatally shot by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida.

The attorney is currently working with the families of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. He has also represented relatives of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Nakia Jones, Danny Ray Thomas and Stephon Clark, as well as the residents of Flint, Michigan.

Barris is producing the film through his Khalabo Ink Society banner alongside Williams for One Story Up Productions. Additional producers include Hallgren and Lauren Cioffi. Geoff Martz is executive producing.