I Am Not Your Negro
Peck weaves these texts together, brilliantly imagining the book that Baldwin never wrote with selected published and unpublished passages, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have ever been. Peck’s film uses them to jump through time, juxtaposing Baldwin’s private words with his public statements, in a blazing examination of the tragic history of race in America.
This edition contains more than 40 black-and-white images from the film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary.
About James Baldwin
JAMES BALDWIN (1924–1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, social critic, and author of more than twenty books. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, appeared in 1953 to excellent reviews, and his essay collections Notes of a Native Son and The Fire Next Time were bestsellers that made him an influential figure in the civil rights movement. Baldwin spent many years in France, where he moved to escape the racism and homophobia of the United States. He died in 1987.
About Raoul Peck
RAOUL PECK is a filmmaker acclaimed for his historical, political, and artistic work. Haitian-born, he grew up in Congo, France, Germany, and the United States. His body of work includes the films The Man by the Shore (Competition, Cannes 1993); Lumumba (Cannes 2000, HBO); and Sometimes in April (2005, HBO). He is currently chairman of the French national film school, La Fémis, and recently completed his next feature film, The Young Karl Marx (2017).
- Publisher : Vintage; Media tie-in edition (February 7, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 118 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0525434690
- ISBN-13 : 978-0525434696
- Lexile measure : 1000L
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.44 x 0.43 x 7.97 inches