Detroit Lewis DOC review; I Am Not Your Negro

This incredible film explores the TRUE relationship between whites and blacks in America and how we TRULY view each other;

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.

I think there is no better time to watch this documentary, no matter how you feel or think you feel about Black Americans.



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#1 The D@ily Spin on 05.08.17 at 9:02 am

Another black (12yo) was shot by a cop on Friday. Police here refuse to wear body cameras. When you see a stop (any race), take a cell phone video. It’s sad when citizens must protect themselves. We can’t give police a 2% raise but we pay a city director 200k/yr. It’s wrong. Pay them better, give them training, and force them to wear body cameras.

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