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Screening  |  I am Not Your Negro

Part of the Dare to be Diverse/Beyond Boundaries Film Series

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 7 pm

Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium  

I Am Not Your Negro envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words, as read by actor Samuel L. Jackson. Alongside a flood of rich archival material, the film draws upon Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America. MORE

Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Raoul Peck is a former Minister of Culture (1996-7) to Haiti, and is the director of fiction films Sometimes in April and Lumumba, in addition to other documentaries.

Beyond Boundaries is curated by Jason Parker and Professors Ruth Goldman, Meg Knowles, and Michael Niman and and is sponsored by: Buffalo State’s Equity and Campus Diversity Office, Communication Department, and Burchfield Penney Art Center