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I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

PG-13 | | Documentary | 17 February 2017 (USA)
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Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. Written by Jwelch5742

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In "Remember This House" Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished -a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. using only the writer's original words.

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Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent images, thematic material, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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$686,378 (USA) (3 February 2017)

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$7,120,626 (USA) (2 June 2017)
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The film was also deemed best documentary by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, took home the people's choice award from the Toronto International Film Festival and won a creative recognition award from the International Documentary Association, to name a few. See more »

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James Baldwin: The story of the Negro in America is the story of America, and it is not a pretty story.
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Features I Ain't Gonna Open That Door (1947) See more »

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Baby, Please Don't Go
Written by Big Joe Williams (as J. Williams)
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Performed by Lightnin Hopkins (1949)
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Captivating
24 May 2017 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This documentary tells the story of the horrible history of the United States of America just decades ago, when the law and the public openly allowed horrifying discrimination based on race. Three individuals who spoke out against this terrible and sustained crime against equality were murdered. This documentary focuses on these three brave souls who met their untimely death.

It is almost out of this world to see how discrimination and abuse happened as if it was normal. The archival footage are plentiful and very well selected in this documentary. What people said in front of camera in support of discrimination was horrific. I could not believe there was even someone singing about the murder of the African American activist.

This documentary captivates my attention and evokes my emotions.


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