DescriptionI Am Not Your Negro + panel discussion
The Centre for Gender Studies would like to invite you all to our screening of James Baldwin's I am not your negro. The event is co-organized by Pathé Groningen and will take place on the 18th of May at 19:00 (Zaal 3).
The documentary screening will be followed by a Q&A session with two experts in the field of History and American Studies Dr. Maarten Zwiers and Dr. Mark L. Thompson (Faculty of Arts, University of Groningen).
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, 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, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
|Event title||Screening of "I Am Not Your Negro" + panel discussion|