James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition Book to the Documentary Film by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino
On February 7, 2017 will be the release of the new book James Baldwin’s I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film directed by Raoul Peck; narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson.
Each line of narration in Raoul Peck’s remarkable film I Am Not Your Negro is taken directly from James Baldwin’s writings, letters, and interviews, or video clips featuring him. The film’s starting point is the most famous book Baldwin never wrote: in his final years, he had begun work on a book about Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His deeply personal notes for Remember This House have never been published before. Peck’s film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, and assembling still images and historical clips that bring to life the fraught history of American racism.
I Am Not Your Negro is an American documentary film by Raoul Peck, released September 10, 2016. The film premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, where it won the People’s Choice Award in the documentary category. Theatrical distribution by Magnolia Pictures.
James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic born in Harlem, New York.
Social, Civil & Gay Rights activist; Nonviolence activist; and coordinator of the 1963 March On Washington Bayard Rustin with friend James Baldwin, 1960s.
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