Magnolia Pictures Works with John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to Make "I Am Not Your Negro" Free and Available to All Viewers
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and O Cinema is now working with Magnolia Pictures to make I Am Not Your Negro available to stream for all for free!
The documentary, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, was created in 2016 by Raoul Peck, a Haitian filmmakeer and political activist. I am Not Your Negro is a spotlight on the life of James Baldwin, a native New York activist and writer. His essays explore the complexities of race, sex and class in Western society, most notably the 20th century United States.
According to Variety, I Am Not Your Negro, Whose Streets? and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am", all focused on influential Civil Rights leaders and Black thinkers, will be available beginning June 7.
Civil rights leaders included in the film are Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. The film won the Bafta Award for Best Documentary and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Here's what some people had to say about it:
"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 intellectul; a figure who deserves his place alongside Edward Said, Frantz Fanon or Gore Vidal." - Guardian
"The result is not a documentary about Baldwin, but a vision of America through his appalled and compassionate eyes." - New Statesman
The Knight Foundation are the ones behind it all, making this possible, agreeing to cover the rental fees for viewers. Click here to watch!