Raoul Peck's Oscar nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro explores the history of racism in the United States, through the reminisces of author James Baldwin about prominent Civil Rights leaders like Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King.
Baldwin's observations, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, are lifted from his unfinished manuscript 'Remember this House', which to this day remains unpublished. Baldwin's literary work can be described as experimental, and also very much autobiographical, encapsulating perfectly the unrest, energy and outrage of the sixties in the United States. It is no wonder then that filmmaker and socio-political commentator Raoul Peck was drawn to Baldwin's material when making his documentary and crediting the author as the writer of the film.
Friday 28 April 6:30pm, Curzon Canterbury: screening plus panel discussion
Join us for a special screening followed by a panel discussion about the film and its influences with Dr. Stella Bolaki, Dr. Sean Grattan, and Dr. David Stirrup, lecturers on American Literature from the University of Kent.
With thanks to Altitude.