The highly-anticipated documentary «Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy» made its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, offering a comprehensive look at the life of Kanye West over two decades. This three-part series delves into West’s journey, from his early days as a burgeoning rapper in the late 1990s to his evolution as a music and fashion icon, his 2020 presidential campaign, and the personal impact of his mother’s tragic passing. The documentary, comprising three 90-minute segments titled ‘Vision’, ‘Purpose’, and ‘Awakening’, provides an intimate and revealing portrait of the iconic artist.
‘Jeen-Yuhs’ is an ambitious project that has been in development for 20 years, drawing from an impressive archive of 320 hours of footage. Directed by Kanye West’s close friends Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah, known collectively as Coodie & Chike, who have previously collaborated with West on iconic music videos such as ‘Jesus Walks’ and ‘Through the Wire’.
Despite its debut at Sundance, Kanye West has expressed his desire for a final edit of the documentary before its release on Netflix. In a January 21 Instagram post, West emphasized the importance of having creative control over how his story is portrayed in the documentary. The film is scheduled for a nationwide theatrical release on February 10, followed by its Netflix premiere on February 16. Don’t miss this in-depth exploration of the life and career of one of the most influential artists of our time.