Tuesday, February 7, 2017

I Am Not Your Negro

Director Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro is must-see viewing for anyone, who wants to understand the dynamics of the racial issues that have dominated American history over the last 60 years.
Based on Writer James Baldwin’s unfinished novel Remember This House, the film covers Baldwin’s personal experience, as well as his relationships with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, all of whom were assassinated in the cause of Civil Rights.

Editor Alexandra Strauss has done a masterful job in stringing together footage from a variety of sources, both then and now, to create an understanding to White Americans of our Country from the point of view of, arguably, the most articulate Black American of the past century. 

Having had the honor of spending one-on-one time with both Baldwin and Malcolm X, the film allowed me to piece together thoughts and develop a greater understanding of them, as well as the plight of all Americans, who suffered for their rights then and are doing so, now.

I give I Am Not Your Negro a 4.6 out of 5.

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