I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck – 2016) B+

An unconventional documentary based on an unfinished novel by James Baldwin. It walks through the civil rights struggle through the lives and deaths of three of its leaders (Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers). It’s a poetic imagining -I think- of what the unfinished Baldwin book might’ve been. In any case it is a very good film and through archival footage and narration by Sam Jackson paints a powerful tapestry of our history. I also had no idea what an amazing and sharp speaker James Baldwin was. 


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