SYNOPSIS

I Am Not Your Negro. Narrated by SAMUEL L. JACKSON and with unprecedented access to JAMES BALDWIN’S original work, RAOUL PECK has completed the cinematic version of the book BALDWIN never wrote – a radical narration about race in America that tracks the lives and assassinations of BALDWIN’s friends, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.  Whilst it is partly anchored in the struggle for equality in the 50s and 60s, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is about what it means to be black in America today. 

By confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassinations of these three men, we uncover a larger narrative of America’s historical and current denial and irrational relationship with race.   This ‘history of violence’ is also told through the long simplified narrative that Hollywood recounts as a story between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ or ‘right and wrong’, reflects our current racial precariousness. I AM NOT YOUR NEGROis also the autopsy of the American racial imagery and iconography.

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TRAILER


RELEASE DATE

April 07, 2017

DIRECTOR

Raoul Peck

WRITER

James Baldwin (writings), Raoul Peck (scenario)

COMPANY

Altitude Film Distribution

GENRE

Documentary

CERT

12A

RUNTIME

93 minutes