I Am Not Your Negro - in collaboration with Vereniging Antilliaans Netwerk
On Saturday 9 February, the Vereniging Antilliaans Netwerk, Stichting OCaN and Rialto together present two films with reference to the influential black American writer James Baldwin (1924-1987), who powerfully addressed racial, social and sexual issues in his novels.
I Am Not Your Negro
In 1979, the American writer and social critic James Baldwin began writing a book about his late friends Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King, Jr. The manuscript remained uncompleted when he died in 1987. In I Am Not Your Negro, director Raoul Peck picks up where Baldwin left off. The result is a radical, topical research on race in America, for which Peck uses special archive material, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson entirely based on Baldwin's texts.
The documentary is a journey through the black history that connects the civil rights movement of the sixties to #BlackLivesMatter today. The film questions the way in which American society deals with African Americans and what the meaning of a free society is.
Note: This film is part of a double bill with If Beale Street Could Talk. Click on the link!
After the screening of If Beale Street Could Talk Albert's Caribbean Smile catering will serve some delicious Caribbean food in Rialto's café.