I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America.

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    2017 Academy Awards-Best Documentary Feature
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    2016 International Documentary Association (IDA)-Best Writing
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    2016 International Documentary Association (IDA)-Best Feature Award
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    2016 International Documentary Association (IDA)-ABC News VideoSource Award
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    2016 NAACP Image Award-Outstanding Documentary – (Film)
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    2016 Cinema Eye Honors-Best Feature
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    2016 Cinema Eye Honors-Audience Choice
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    2016 Cinema Eye Honors-Outstanding Achievement in Editing
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    2016 Cinema Eye Honors-Outstanding Achievement in Original Musical Score
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    2017 Directors Guild of America-Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
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    2017 Berlin International Film Festival-Panorama Audience Award, Best Documentary
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    2017 Independent Spirit Awards-Best Documentary
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    2016 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards-Best Documentary/ Non Fiction
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    2016 IFP Gotham Awards-Best Documentary Award
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    2016 San Francisco Film Critics Circle-Best Documentary
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    Producer/Director

    Raoul Peck

    Raoul Peck’s complex body of work includes films The Man by the Shore (Competition Cannes, 1993); Lumumba, (Director’s Fortnight, Cannes, 2000; aired on HBO); He directed and produced Sometimes in April for HBO (Berlinale, 2005); Moloch Tropical (Toronto, 2009; Berlin, 2010); and Murder in Pacot (Toronto, 2014; Berlin, 2015). His documentaries Show more include Lumumba, Death of a Prophet (1990); Desounen (1994, BBC); Fatal Assistance (Berlinale, Hot Docs, 2013), supported by the Sundance Institute and BritdocFoundation (UK), and broadcast on major TV channels (Canal+, ARTE, etc.) He served as jury member at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, is presently chairman of the National French film school La Femis, and has been the subject of numerous retrospectives worldwide. In 2001, the Human Rights Watch Organization awarded him with the Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award. His feature film The Young Karl Marx, a European co-production, was shot in Germany and Belgium (produced by Velvet Film, in coproduction with Agat Films). Show less

    Producer

    Rémi Grellety

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    The Film

    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. The film draws upon James 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.

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