The Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. The film premieres tonight on PBS at the special time of 9 pm (check local listings).
How Raoul Peck and Team Opened up Baldwin's "House"The Haitian-born I Am Not Your Negro filmmaker Raoul Peck and his producing partner Rémi Grellety spoke to us about how they turned an unpublished manuscript (Baldwin's Remember This House) into such a powerful and "mesmerizing cinematic experience" (LA Times). Peck tells us: "Baldwin has a way of contextualizing our history that allows us to move forward with a renewed perception of the world we live in. Once you watch the film, it is hard to see otherwise."
oin Our Conversation About Baldwin and Race in AmericaFollow along on Twitter while you watch I Am Not Your Negro and join our discussion at #IAmNotYourNegro and #IndieLensPBS, during and after the film. James Baldwin said that "not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed if it is not faced." What in this film gives you hope we can find the answers to the questions on race that Baldwin posed? You can also chime in our comments section.