Sometimes there are movies that need to be widely seen because they reveal things about our culture that we “know” but don’t necessarily admit or fully understand.

I Am Not Your Negro is one of those films.

Raoul Peck’s documentary, based on James Baldwin’s unfinished novel Remember This House, juxtaposes the powerful insights and indelible prose of the celebrated author with historical and cultural artifacts to help viewers see (or to see in a new way) painful truths about race (and intersecting identities) in America.


Until those truths are acknowledged, we cannot move forward.


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