I Am Not Your Negro
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.
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)
2016 I Am Not Your Negro