★★★★★ "One of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made" - The Guardian
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. However, at the time of his death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, master filmmaker Raoul Peck reimagines Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript with this radical and incendiary examination of race in America, connecting the narratives of past and present. Using Baldwin’s words, voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, Peck crafts a lyrical and forceful interrogation of what it means to be black today.
I Am Not Your Negro is back on the DocHouse screen as part of our Best of DocHouse 2017 season