I Am Not Your Negro

"A compelling document that works as a mini-history of black racial identity in America from the mid- to late-20th century and beyond." - TIME

Based on an unfinished book by memoirist James Baldwin, this superb documentary charts the history of black activism during the civil rights movement. Nominated for Best Documentary (Feature) Oscar.

Masterfully addressing the American racial divide, past and present, director Raoul Peck’s six-years-in-the-making documentary, I Am Not Your Negro, is a galvanizing, ominous film, thrumming with a sense of history repeating itself. It's inspired by 30 pages from James Baldwin’s unfinished final book, Remember This House. Before his 1987 death, Baldwin intended to tell the story of being black in America through the lives—and deaths—of three of his friends: activist Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Peck does a magnificent job of honoring Baldwin’s concept, counterposing images from the civil rights movement–era with bruising clips from today’s protests and police beatings. - Time Out



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