Je ne suis pas votre nègre

I Am Not Your Negro
Director
Raoul Peck
Country
France, United States, Belgium, Switzerland
Year
2016
Genre
Documentary
Scriptwriters
James Baldwin, Raoul Peck
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson (narrator), James Baldwin
Production
Velvet Film
http://www.iamnotyournegrofilm.com/

Storyline

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

With I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck has embarked on a long overdue reflection on the life of the great African-American writer James Baldwin and his political struggle against racism, whose roots go back to slavery. The black point of view, a black historiography are not yet anchored in mainstream consciousness. History is always written by the victors, and black people were never among them, neither Africans nor African-Americans. In James Baldwin, a powerfully eloquent intellectual took to the stage and set marks that are as invigoratingly crucial to reckon with today as they were 50 years ago.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Berlin International Film Festival 2017
European premiere
Winner: Special Mention at the Ecumenical Prize and PANORAMA Audience Award for a Documentary Film

Oscar 2017
Nominated: Documentary feature

Releases

Spain (7 of April 2017)