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I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

A Feature film by Raoul Peck

Produced by Velvet Film

Release in France : 10/05/2017


    In I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, entirely narrated with the words of James Baldwin, via his personal appearances and the text of his final and unfinished book project, the award-winning director Raoul Peck goes back to the tragic deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Medgar Evers to bring a powerful clarity on how the image (and reality) of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced. Narrated by Award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson


    Production and distribution (5)

    Co-production :

    Arte France

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Wide House

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    Audience Award for Best Documentary
    Toronto International Film Festival
    Chicago International Film Festival
    Hamptons Film Festival

    Best Documentary Feature Award
    Philadelphia Film Festival

    Best Writing
    IDA Creative Recognition Award


    Gotham Independent Film Awards (Ceremony on Nov. 28)
    Best Documentary

    IDA Award nominations (Ceremony on Dec. 9)
    Best Feature
     ABC News VideoSource (Best Archival)

    Cinema Eye Honors (Ceremony on Jan. 11)
    Outstanding Achievement in

    Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
    Original Music Score
    Audience Award Prize


    « One of the best movies you are likely to see this year »
    Manohla Dargis, New York Times

    « Uneasy but unforgettable viewing »
    Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

    « Transcendent. A meditation on the prophetic brilliance of James Baldwin »
    Owen Gleiberman, Variety

    « A cinematic séance and one of the best movies about the civil rights era ever made »
    The Guardian

    « What Peck produces is a film that defies description and even criticism »

    « ’I Am Not Your Negro’ uses words as weapons and images as pure power »

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    Full credits (10)

    Executive Producers :

    Rémi Grellety, Raoul Peck

    Foreign Producer :

    Patrick Quinet

    Directors of Photography :

    Henry Adebonojo, Bill Ross, Turner Ross

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Viviana Andriani

    Animation :

    Michel Blustein

    Screenwriters :

    Raoul Peck, James Baldwin

    Voice :

    Joey Starr

    Sound recordists :

    Valérie Le Docte, David Gillain

    Editor :

    Alexandra Strauss

    Music Composer :

    Alexeï Aïgui

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    Feature film

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, United States, Belgium, Switzerland

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    Majority French (France, United States, Belgium, Switzerland)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 33 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby 5.1

    Posters (5)


    News (16)

    Festival Selections (11)


    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 2018

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 2018)


    César Award for Best Documentary Feature

    Delegations (3)