The last in this edition of Film Klub focusing on films by Black film makers and Black issues.
Finally the unmissable I Am Not Your Negro, based on an unfinished manuscript ‘Remember This House’ by James Baldwin, the film moves through the history of racism in The United States. Despite having died 30 years ago or more, Baldwins voice rings throughout the documentary speaking to us plainly, directly and speaking to us now.
Expertly laced together by director Raoul Peck, we are given excerpts of Baldwins writing voiced by Samuel L Jackson, footage of Baldwin speaking to TV hosts, intellectuals and audiences across the globe and newsreel footage both modern and historic. All of this is underpinned by the attempt of ‘Remember This House’ to talk about the lives and deaths of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
The film can be seen here for the duration of the film klub: LINK
Alternatively you can rent it at the BFI Player HERE
It can also be seen HERE with Dutch subtitles for free.