Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin, through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, "I Am Not Your Negro" touches on the lives and assassinations of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image and reality of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.
Everyone should watch this film
- I Am Not Your Negro review by nm
Extremely interesting film. It was an eye opener for me and makes one think - certainly many people should be ashamed of themselves. James Baldwin has a velvet voice that I could listen to for ever. It is a poignant documentary that teaches positive humanity. It has, as expected, a lovely music score and is a film I would recommend.
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- I Am Not Your Negro review by LG
This was a very informative and well made documentary. I would recommend it if you want to learn about how life was in America in the 1930s to 1960s.
We found this a strong, sobering and chilling documentary about the violent, destructive and unaffirmative treatment of black people in the USA historically but also in the present. We were appreciative of having our eyes opened in this way by James Baldwin, such a skilled , intelligent articulate and composed man of integrity. Highly recommend it. It’s not comfortable viewing but offers a particular angle and insightful perspective.