Je ne suis pas votre nègreI Am Not Your Negro
- Raoul Peck
- France, United States, Belgium, Switzerland
- James Baldwin, Raoul Peck
- Samuel L. Jackson (narrator), James Baldwin
- Velvet Film
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
Winner: Special Mention at the Ecumenical Prize and PANORAMA Audience Award for a Documentary Film
Spain (7 of April 2017)