The critically acclaimed documentary by Raoul Peck will be screened at CPH:DOX.
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
James Baldwin died in 1987 of cancer, leaving only 30 finished pages of the book’s manuscript. ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is the master director Raoul Peck’s cinematic take on the book that James Baldwin never had the chance to complete.
CPH:DOX is happy to announce that ‘I Am Not Your Negro’ will be shown at this year’s festival. The film will have its Danish premiere on March 19 at 21:30 at Grand Teater during a special event in cooperation with Soundvenue, who will introduce the film.
‘I Am Not Your Negro’ is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
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