I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

Directed by RAOUL PECK

DIRECTOR

RAOUL PECK

COUNTRY

SWITZERLAND | FRANCE | BELGIUM | USA

RUNNING TIME

93 mins

YEAR

2017

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

In 1979, 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 Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. In this documentary, the filmmaker envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. Best Documentary for Chicago and Berlin International Film Festival.

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