I Am Not Your Negro

  • Greek Title Δεν είμαι ο Νέγρος σου
  • Original Title I Am Not Your Negro
  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: United States of America – France – Belgium – Switzerland
  • Duration: 95'
  • Director: Raoul Peck
  • Scriptwriter: James Baldwin, Raoul Peck
  • Cinematography: Henry Adebonojo, Bill and Turner Ross
  • Editing: Alexandra Strauss
  • Music / Score: Alexei Aigui
  • Sound: Sergio Da Costa
  • Cast: with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson
  • Production: Velvet Film, Inc. (USA), Velvet Film (France)
  • Co-production: Artémis Productions, Close Up Films, ARTE France, Independent Television Service (ITVS), RTS Radio Télévision suisse, RTBF (Télévision belge), Shelter Prod
  • Awards: Winner Best Documentary – Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winner Best Writing - IDA Creative Recognition Award Four Festival Audience Awards – Toronto, Hamptons, Philadelphia, Chicago
  • Distinctions: Two IDA Documentary Awards Nominations – Including Best Feature Five Cinema Eye Honors Award Nominations – Including Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking and Direction Best Documentary Nomination – Film Independent Spirit Awards Best Documentary Nomination – Gotham Awards
  • Color: Color / Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Format: h.264
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Print Source: Velvet 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.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, 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 Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

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