I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck (Vintage International)
Selected for the Academy Award for Best Documentary
To make his shocking narrative film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed movie producer Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin’s distributed and unpublished oeuvre, selecting sections from his books, papers, letters, notes, and meetings that are just as sharp and germane now as they have ever been. Weaving these writings together, Peck splendidly envisions the book that Baldwin never composed. In his last years, Baldwin had imagined a book about his three killed companions, Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King. His profoundly individual notes for the venture have never been distributed. Peck’s film utilizes them to bounce through time, comparing Baldwin’s private words with his open explanations, in a bursting examination of the unfortunate history of race in America.
This version contains more than 40 high contrast pictures from the film.