I Am Not Your Negro

USA, France, Belgium, Switzerland, 2016, 93 min.


Raoul Peck


Rémi Grellety,
Raoul Peck,
Hébert Peck


James Baldwin

Rights Holder

Wide House


Henry Adebonojo, Bill Ross, Turner Ross


Velvet Film, Artémis Productions, Close Up Films

I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript «Remember This House». Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr, as well as his personal observations of American history.

2016 Philadelphia FF (USA) – Best Documentary International Documentary Association (IDA) – Creative Recognition Award for Best Writing
2017 Berlin IFF (Germany) – Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary; Special Mention of the Ecumenical Jury
Tempo Documentary Festival (Sweden) – Stephan Jarl International Documentary Award
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (Greece) – Amnesty International Award
IFF and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) (Switzerland) – Gilda Vieira de Mello Prize
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Raoul Peck

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1953, he grew up in Zaire and the USA and studied in France, the USA and at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. In 1993 his feature film THE MAN BY THE SHORE was the first Caribbean film to screen in Competition at Cannes. Between 1996 and 1997 he was Minister of Culture in Haiti. He is presently chairman of the National French film school La Fémis. Best known for his films LUMUMBA (2000), SOMETIMES IN APRIL (2005), MOLOCH TROPICAL (2009), MURDER IN PACOT (2014)

Selected filmography

2016 I Am Not Your Negro