I Am Not Your Negro
Director Raoul Peck
Starring Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte
James Baldwin was one of the most important voices to document the civil rights movement in the USA. This film was made with unprecedented access to his original work Whilst it is partly anchored in the struggle for equality in 50s and 60s America it is also about what it means to be black in America today.
“An incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin’s crucial observations on American race relations — and a sobering reminder of how far we’ve yet to go” – Rotten Tomatoes
Average = 8.17
Jumped about a bit thematically, depressing that little has changed.
Powerful but very much a male point of view.
Good but slow.
Self-indulgent narrative underminded an otherwise well constructed film.
Interesting film but impossible to rate on the CFS scale I’m afraid.