I Am Not Your Negro
2016 / France, USA / 93 mins / Dir: Raoul Peck
Cast includes: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte
James Baldwin’s uncompleted project — 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. – is brilliantly realised by master filmmaker Raoul Peck in this incendiary, Oscar-nominated documentary.
Samuel L. Jackson narrates a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material, questioning black representation in Hollywood and beyond, and challenging the very definition of what America stands for.
★★★★★ ‘Striking… one of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made.’
★★★★★ ‘Superb… Galvanising.’