How New Snapchat Docuseries ‘While Black’ Finds Success Tackling Social Issues

”To me, this show is about transforming observations into obligations,“ creator MK Asante says about Snapchat’s new docuseries, which highlights serious topics like gun violence and racism

Snapchat is looking to expand beyond its roots and have its shows touch on heavier topics.

That much is clear, after the recent debut of “While Black,” a new docuseries focusing on several issues facing young African-Americans. Each episode highlights on one serious topic, from gun violence to police brutality, using firsthand video shot on smartphones and interviews with young black men and women to tell its story.

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Sean Burch

Tech reporter • sean.burch@thewrap.com • @SeanB44