I Am Not Your Negro
By assembling the scattered images and historical clips suggested by Baldwin’s writing, I Am Not Your Negro is a cinematic séance, and one of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made.
By and large this film concerns itself with the greater philosophy of why groups in power behave the way they do. This might be the only movie about race relations I’ve ever seen that adequately explains – with sympathy – the root causes of a complacent white American mindset. And it took a black writer and director to do it.
The narration is done by Samuel L Jackson, and it’s one of the best things he’s done in years. (…) [W]hat Jackson does here is give a performance.
Jordan Hoffman / The Guardian
Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro is the rare movie that might be called a spiritual documentary. It’s a meditation on the prophetic brilliance and the very being of James Baldwin, the African-American writer who was more than a “great thinker” on race — he was the prose-poet of our injustice and inhumanity (and our humanity, too). He saw more than anyone, and he wrote it all down, in essays and novels and plays and poems that were so far ahead of where his society was at that it may only be now, 40 or 50 years later, when he can truly be heard. The times have caught up with his scalding eloquence.
Owen Gleiberman / The Variety
Käsikirjoitus/Script: James Baldwin * Kuvaus/DOP: Henry Adebonojo, Bill and Turner Ross * Leikkaus/Editor: Alexandra Strauss * Kopion Lähde/DCP source: NonStop Entertainment * Kieli/Language: English * Kesto/Duration: 95 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 12 * Please note: as an update to the information on the print catalogue, the film does not have Swedish subtitles
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