Masterful, insightful, uncanny; I Am
Masterful, insightful, uncanny; I Am Not Your Negro cuts to the quick of the history of America’s civil rights movement and the impact that race relations continues to have in the present day.
The film is about the work and life of extraordinary, charismatic African American activist and writer, James Baldwin, who counted Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. amongst his peers. Voiced by Samuel L Jackson, the words in the film are drawn from Baldwin’s work, and given prescience through a montage of scenes that range from civil rights protests in the 60s, to the #blacklivesmatter movement in recent years. Above all this is footage of Baldwin himself, orating precisely in steely, measured tones the convolutions and contradictions that characterize the history of racial conflict in America.
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Objectifs: Centre for Photography and Film
155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977