I am Not Your Negro

I am Not Your Negro (doc.)

Monday, 6.11. 21h, Cultural center
Monday, 6.11. 21h, Cultural center of Novi Sad
Monday, 6.11. 21h, KC Kupina Film (Puppet theatre of Nis)

Director: Raoul Peck
Country: Switzerland, France, Belgium, USA
Year: 2016
Runtime: 93’
Language: English, French
Narrator: Samuel L. Jackson

Production: Velvet Film
Distribution: MCF MegaCom Film
Website: www.iamnotyournegrofilm.com/
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International selection
Guest selector presents
Festival closing

Synopsis
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 successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. I Am Not Your Negro 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.

Director’s biography
Raoul Peck’s complex body of work includes feature narrative films like The Man by the Shore (Competition Cannes 1993), Lumumba (Director’s Fortnight, Cannes 2000, bought and aired by HBO), Sometimes in April (HBO, Berlinale 2005), Moloch Tropical (Toronto 2009, Berlin 2010) and Murder in Pacot (Toronto 2014, Berlin 2015). His documentaries include Lumumba, Death of a Prophet (1990), Desounen (1994, BBC) and Fatal Assistance (Berlinale,Hot Docs 2013) which was supported by the Sundance Institute and Britdoc Foundation (UK) and broadcast on major TV channels (Canal+, ARTE, etc.)

Festivals and awards
Academy Awards Nomination, USA, 2017
Panorama Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival, 2017
Audience Choice Award, Chicago International Film Festival, 2016
Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US, 2017
Sydney Film Festival, 2017
People’s Choice Award, Toronto International Film Festival, 2016