I am Not Your Negro

I am Not Your Negro
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Raoul Peck

Documentary examining race relations in America, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which is told through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr Martin Luther King. Director Raoul Peck makes use of Baldwin's writing over archive footage, news clippings and vintage photographs, excellently balancing Samuel L Jackson's narration with relevant imagery to produce a thought-provoking and affecting piece of work.

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In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his agent describing his next project - a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. He left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript, but this new documentary envisions the book he never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-theminute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.

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I Am Not Your Negro

3 Apr 20175 stars

Cultural icon James Baldwin is the subject of this outstanding, Oscar-nominated documentary from Raoul Peck

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