Netflix’s Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy will premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival in January.
Sundance announced Thursday, December 9 that Jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy, will be part of its 2022 lineup. According to reports, the documentary created by Clarence Simmons and Chike Ozah includes never-before-seen archive footage of young Kanye West at work and is said to be a chronicle of Kanye’s formative days trying to break down various barriers and his current life as a global brand and artist. He also dwells on Kanye’s failed bid for the presidency of the United States and the impact of the untimely death of his mother, Donda West.
Last September, a trailer for the documentary aired, which featured a brief clip of Ye and Brooklyn rapper Mos Def singing their verses from their 2002 joint track Two Words.
Jeen-Yuhs is the result of more than two decades of work. The directors created the film after collaborating with Ye on the visuals for Through the Wire and Jesus Walks.
A hybrid event with several biopics on the bill
In addition to Jeen-Yuhs, a documentary based on Lizzie Goodman’s book Meet Me in the Bathroom (2017) will premiere at Sundance next year. The lineup also includes Kathryn Ferguson’s documentary Nothing Compares , which examines the life and career of Sinéad O’Connor between 1987 and 1993. An adaptation of Meet Me in the Bathroom and a documentary on Sinead O’Connor will also be screened at the festival. next year.
Online screenings and face-to-face events at Park City, Utah are scheduled for January 20-30.