I Am Not Your Negro
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Raoul Peck, USA, 95 mins, 2016
In 1979, American novelist and social critic James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be 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.
At the time of Baldwins death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwins original words and flood of rich archival material.