i am not your negro


“I Am Not Your Negro” will make you wish James Baldwin was still around to witness and challenge the racial divide in our nation. Director Raoul Peck, cinematically completes the unfinished story by James Baldwin, “Remember This House.”  The book, which was only 30 pages long by the time Baldwin died in 1987, told the stories of his closest friends, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers. With the approval from the owners of Baldwin’s estate, Peck refashioned the story, while keeping the same plot line, into a narrative documentary that eloquently syncs Baldwin’s words and archived interviews narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, into a historical and present day context of what it means to be Black in America. “I Am Not Your Negro” proves that Baldwin addressed the issues of civil rights not just in writing but in peaceful demand. The film, which is nominated for an…