I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
At the heart of I Am Not Your Negro is Baldwin’s never-completed project about the civil rights movement and three of his assassinated friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The documentary resurrects Baldwin’s unrealized venture, primarily using his own words -- Samuel L. Jackson provides the moving, modulated voice-over – to create a portrait of one man’s confrontation with a country that, murder by murder, as he once put it, ‘devastated my universe.’ The film moves across time and space seamlessly – insistently – sliding from the historical civil rights movement to more recent events, including Ferguson. Raoul Peck draws on a wealth of found and original visual material, including appalling excerpts from the F.B.I.’s files on Baldwin.
I Am Not Your Negro is nominated for the 2017 Oscar for Documentary Film!
Film by Raoul Peck
Voiced by Samuel L. Jackson