I Am Not Your Negro

By FHW Marketing


Synopsis

Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and with unprecedented access to James Baldwin’s original work, award-winning filmmaker Raoul Peck (Murder in Pacot, Moloch Tropical, Sometimes in April, Lumumba), 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 NEGRO is also the autopsy of the American racial imagery and iconography.


Release

Date: 7th April 2017

Running time: 93 minutes

Certificate: 12A

Festivals: Toronto Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival


Booking details

Contact: delphinelievens@altitudefilment.com