Newly Released Documentary Based on the Legacy and Work of Acclaimed and Influential American Writer and Activist, James Baldwin

 

Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary 

 

“To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin’s published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Weaving these texts together, Peck brilliantly imagines the book that Baldwin never wrote. In his final years, Baldwin had envisioned a book about his three assassinated friends, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His deeply personal notes for the project have never been published before. Peck’s film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, in a blazing examination of the tragic history of race in America.”  

(Source: PenguinRandomHouse.com) 


 

I Am Not Your Negro DVD and I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentaryby James Baldwin and Raoul Peck (Penguin Random House, 2017), are available on Amazon.com.  


Suggested Readings


I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentaryby James Baldwin and Raoul Peck (Penguin Random House, 2017).

Review: 'I am Not Your Negro' Will Make You Rethink Race, by A. O. Scott, New York Times, February 2, 2017.