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Documentary Of James Baldwin’s Unfinished Manuscript On Race In America “I Am Not Your Negro” Coming To Theatres

Documentary Of James Baldwin’s Unfinished Manuscript On Race In America “I Am Not Your Negro” Coming To Theatres
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In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material.

 

James Baldwin

I Am Not Your Negro  is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

I Am Not Your Negro is scheduled to be released on February 3, 2017. So far the film’s accolades include  an IDA Documentary Award Winner for Best Writing; Nominee for Best Feature, Gotham Award Nominee for Best Documentary, 5 Cinema Eye Honors Nominations, including Best Picture and Best Direction and 4 Festival Audience Awards including Toronto, Hamptons, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Watch the empowering trailer now and for more info on the film click here: www.IAmNotYourNegroFilm.com

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