Thursday, June 29, 2017

Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro” premiering at TIFF

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Haiti Sentinel

TORONTO, Ontario, CA (sentinel.ht) – Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck and narrator, Samuel L. Jackson, will premiere Peck’s film I Am Not Your Negro at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Thursday.

James Baldwin
“I Am Not Your Negro” is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript on Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers

I Am Not Your Negro will be based off of African-American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet and social critic, James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, Remember This House.

Remember This House was set to follow the lives and assassinations of leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Ever, and explore the mark they left on the American social and political landscape.

Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Raoul Peck, the film will shine light on what it means to be black in America, employing powerful quotes and recordings from Baldwin like this one: “You cannot lynch me and keep me in ghettos without becoming something monstrous yourselves.”

I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro

In addition to being shown at TIFF, the film will also be screened at the New York Film Festival in October.

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