Bill C’s Review – 4 out of 5
I Am Not Your Negro is a thought provoking documentary about race relations in America. It is based on an unfinished project by author James Baldwin exploring race relations using Baldwin’s remembrances of murdered civil rights leaders (and friends) Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X as a jumping off point. The film uses archival footage of events in the 60’s + Baldwin interview/speaking engagements as well as footage of more recent events. Samuel L. Jackson provides additional narration based on Baldwin’s writings.
Unfortunately, despite Baldwin having died 30 years ago much of what he said and wrote is still relevant today and this film is worth seeing