Film Reviews

I Am Not Your Negro – Review

There are quite a few films coming out about race in America right now. Although quite a few of them are really good, and very moving, I think this is perhaps the most powerful, intense and confronting of them all. I walked out of the cinema feeling a bit emotional and shaken. And that’s exactly as it should be.

I Am Not Your Negro was one of the nominees this year for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category. Narrated by the warm tones of Samuel L Jackson, it is based on an unpublished and unfinished book written by James Baldwin, about race in America, the civil rights movement, and most importantly his memories of three men who were leaders of the movement: Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. Three men who were assassinated for their belief in rights for black citizens.

Stylistically, the film feels…

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4 thoughts on “I Am Not Your Negro – Review”

  1. Tragically I don’t think that this will ever go away. Even though our society has become more accepting, there are certain individuals who will always carry the flames of hate within them. That is why it is important that movies like these keep getting made. Certainly they are not easy tomwatch, but they do serve as a grim reminder that some things even though they have grown better, will never change. Really enjoyed reading this thought provoking post 😊

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    1. Thank you. ❀️ I know, it feels like a constant battle, but at least we can talk about it. I feel like this film showed me some great insights into how it feels to be on the other end, some things I hadn’t thought of. I like that. And I have a lot of respect for people who live with hate, but don’t become hateful themselves.

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