Nominee 2017 Academy Awards, Best Documentary Feature
In 1979 African American author James Baldwin (Go Tell It On The Mountain, The Fire Next Time, Notes of a Native Son and others) wrote a proposal for a new work to be called Remember This House.
Although uncompleted the book was going to be a personal examination of murdered activists Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
In this Oscar-nominated, multi-award winning documentary director Raoul Peck uses Baldwin’s proposal as a starting point for an examination into the author’s work, the civil rights movement, and the ongoing importance of both.
I Am Not Your Negro is an exceptional documentary, the use of newsreel and archive footage creating a powerful picture of James Baldwin, contextualising his continuing relevance as a writer and thinker. The entire film is underpinned by Samuel L Jackson’s strong narration drawn extensively from Baldwin’s own words. Essential viewing.
“…it turns Baldwin’s prescient words into a staggering achievement. It’s an exhilarating blast of focused fury.” Empire
Screens with the short film Without Consent.