By: Raoul Peck, USA
Released: February 2017
Received to ferocious critical acclaim across the pond, ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is master filmmaker Raoul Peck’s visionary reconstruction of author and Civil Rights activist James Baldwin’s unfinished masterpiece ‘Remember This House’. Peck combines Baldwin’s words with archive material to create a hard-hitting snap-shot of race relations in 21st Century America. Tracing a line from the Civil Rights movement through to #BlackLivesMatter, ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ demands that we rethink the status of equality in a nation whose very essence is considered to be the freedom of opportunity for all. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is a must-see for anyone interested in understanding American society’s disenchantment with the much-venerated Civil Rights era or indeed its echoes on the European continent.
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