Game Changers: I Am Not Your Negro


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Feb 11, 2018 4:15 PM
Film Info
Runtime:93 min
Country Listing:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Raoul Peck
Cinema Extra
Featuring:James Baldwin
Narrated by:Samuel L. Jackson


In this Oscar-nominated examination of race in America, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions an unfinished memoir by legendary activist and writer James Baldwin. Bringing to life Baldwin's personal account of the assassinations of fellow revolutionaries and friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., I Am Not Your Negro is at once an on-the-ground view of the Civil Rights Movement and a deeply intimate foray into one man's own inner struggle. All too relevant today, this documentary is an incisive societal critique that also has the power to inspire change. Featuring compelling narration by Samuel L. Jackson who brings Baldwin's spellbinding words to life.

Co-presented by A Different Booklist.

Additional Information

Game Changers: Throughout Black History Month, our popular series pays tribute to Black cultural visionaries who inspire us to push ahead at a time of profound social change. 

 Nominee—Best Documentary, Academy Awards 2017

"An astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States." – The Globe and Mail

"Hard-hitting and insightful." – Toronto Star

"Inspiring, energizing, and even hopeful." – MUBI