FOX Sports Movies today announced the new immersive hip-hop documentary “Jackie Robinson: Go to the Bag“, highlighting the remarkable career of Jackie Robinson beyond baseball. First Wednesday October 12 on FS1!
The film mixes the lyrical narrative of brooklyn-based rapper Skyzoo and the voices of several generations to celebrate Robinsonit’s extraordinary life and legacyshedding new light on Hall of fameof the journey of baseball diamond to prominence in the business America. Scheduled for the first Wednesday October 12 on FS1following the live network Major League Baseball (MLB) Post-season cover, the film is produced by of them-World time Series champion and sixfold All-Star Mookie Bettsco-produced by Propagate, MLBand led by Victorious Of Cost.a
“FOX Sports is honored to partner with Mookie, Victorious, and the production team of Propagate to present Jackie Robinsonthe inspiring story of as we have never seen it before through a creation hip-hop lens,” said Barry Nugent, “The film is a musical celebration of Jackie’s life and legacy on and off the pitch and the powerful impact her story has on a new generation of fans.”
“Jackie Robinson: Go to the Bag“features memorable archival footage intertwined through a hip-hop story, as well as conversational interviews with the new generation of fans and future MLB luminaries, to capture the story of Robinson through the eyes of america youth. The film also features interviews with Betts, Candice Wiggins, Alex Rodriguez, Dr Ilyasah Shabazz as well as an award-winning journalist Angelique Beener and renowned historian Pierre Drieras well as comments from the current MLB stars. Through original lyrics and rhythms, Skyzoo bring the Jackie Robinson story to life in a unique presentation that aims to educate and inspire the next generation through Robinson’s legacy. Drawing on his own inspiration Robinson, Skyzoo also introduces viewers to his childhood home in the Ebbets Field Apartment Complex, the former site of the iconic Brooklyn Dodgers Ebbets Field. The same reasons where Skyzoo began his foray into songwriting Robinson first took over as first Afro-American player in the modern-era of MLB.
The film is not just a celebration of baseball, but an ode to Robinson’s impactful career and racial activism that transcended sport. Robinson was a pioneer in sports and also a pioneer for black athletes become business tycoons with power and influence. A story of courage and determinationthe film tells the story of Robinson most people don’t know: his story beyond baseball.
“Jackie Robinson: Go to the Bag” will peel off the layers on Robinson’s own self-identity and personal growth through the many stages of his professional career, including his unexpected retirement from baseball and separate from sportupon entering the job market where he established success both as entrepreneur And one lawyer for the civil rights movement. 75 years old after Robinson was first released on Ebbets Field, “Jackie Robinson: Go to the Bag» will remind the viewers that the Jackie Robinson the story is also america story.
Check out the trailer!