I Am Not Your NegroHD
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About the Movie
Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck (The Man by the Shore, Moloch Tropical, Murder in Pacot), returns with a transcendent documentary examining the life and work of literary iconoclast and queer icon James Baldwin. The Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro is based on Baldwins unfinished manuscript Remember This House, a stirring, personal account of the lives and deaths of his friends and US Civil Rights Movement leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Narrated by Samuel L Jackson and over a decade in the making, I Am Not Your Negro seamlessly interweaves the historical and contemporary into an experience that blurs the past and present, demanding its audience consider how far we’ve come since the 1960s.
Just kinda meh
This is a lazy, lacklustre documentary that has garnered high praise from people insecure about their relationship towards black people. It’s paper thin and tells us nothing we don’t already know; you may as well just read Twitter.
There are much better documentaries on the subject out there, but if the only reason you’re watching is for another Boy Scout badge, I guess the content doesn’t matter.