I Am Not Your Negro

Genre:  Documentary
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date: February 24, 2017 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal
DVD: May 2, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 2.92
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In this documentary, director Raoul Peck takes a look at Remember This House, the book James Baldwin never finished. He crafts a radical narration about race in America, using Baldwin's original words. He draws upon the author’s notes about the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh perspective to the current racial fabric in America.

He analyzes the country's obsession with skin color and examines what it means to be Black in the U.S.A. by mixing rich archival footage of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements with recent recordings of young African-American men who’ve been killed, including Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice and Mike Brown.

Director: Raoul Peck
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Rémi Grellety, Raoul Peck, Hébert Peck
Screenplay: James Baldwin, Raoul Peck

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  • 4 stars "This movie is probably not ready for the mainstream white population, which is exactly why it should be made. I've been a fan of James Baldwin's work for many years and feel he is one of the most under rated writers of our time. His message 50 years ago are more accurate and poignant in our age now than they were back then. Director Raoul Peck has done a masterful role of bringing this story to the table, and Samuel L Jackson has fit his narration role perfectly to serve the picture. There are many take away's from this movie, and I hope that this will drive more awareness to the messages of human connection and awareness of the bigotry we use racial prejudices to divide our societies."
  • 5 stars "not talking about race is why we have a race problem, its a hard subject but much work needs to be done, stop being scared"
  • 1 star "I am so sick of race movies, just no."
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