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I Am Not Your Negro

Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

I Am Not Your Negro is a 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House. It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.

Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal said, "the film is unsparing as history and enthralling as biography. It's an evocation of a passionate soul in a tumultuous era, a film that uses Baldwin’s spoken words, and his notes for an unfinished book, to illuminate the struggle for civil rights."

‘I Am Not Your Negro is an utterly brilliant film - bold, galvanising, even gripping…’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘Baldwin re-emerges as a devastatingly eloquent speaker and public intellectual; a figure who deserves his place alongside Edward Said, Frantz Fanon or Gore Vidal.’ Guardian

‘Raoul Peck's lyrical documentary was nominated for an Oscar this year, and it really should have won.’ Times UK

‘An astonishment.’ Observer (UK)


BAFTA Awards 2018 Winner of the BAFTA Film Award for Best Documentary

Australian Film Critics Association Awards 2018 Winner of the AFCA Award for Best Documentary

Berlin International Film Festival 2017 Winner of the Panorama Audience Award for best Documentary Film - Raoul Peck
Winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention - Panorama

Chicago International Film Festival 2016 Winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature

César Awards, France 2018 Winner of the César for Best Documentary Film

Dublin International Film Festival 2017 Winner of the Dublin Film Critics Award for Best Documentary

Empire Awards, UK 2018 Winner of the Empire Award for Best Documentary

Golden Trailer Awards 2017 Winner of the Golden Trailer for Best Documentary

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2018 Winner of the ALFS Award for Documentary of the Year

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2016 Winner of the LAFCA Award for Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film

News & Documentary Emmy Awards 2019 Winner of the Emmy - Outstanding Arts & Culture Documentary

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2016 Winner of the SFFCC Award for Best Documentary
Toronto International Film Festival 2016 Winner of the People's Choice Award for best Documentary

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