I Am Not Your Negro is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race relations in the U.S.

Oscar-nominated film to screen in the Valley

World Community Film Series continues on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Stan Hagen Theatre, North Island College with a special screening of Raoul Peck’s powerful film I Am Not Your Negro, a journey into black history that connects the past of the civil rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

In 1979, James Baldwin was planning his next book project, a personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

I Am Not Your Negro is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race relations in the U.S., using Baldwin’s original words and a flood of rich archival material. The narrative questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

The film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and received the Peoples’ Choice Award for Best Documentary at the Toronto International Film Festival. To watch the trailer, go to worldcommunity.ca

Everyone is welcome (coarse language advisory). Admission is by donation. FMI: (250) 337-5412

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