37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

I Am Not Your Negro


Preceded by the short film W. W. Yen (7 min.)

Based on the text of Remember This House, James Baldwin’s final, unfinished novel, this documentary is a reflection on what it means to be Black in America. Focused around the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr., I Am Not Your Negro uses archival footage of the civil rights and Black Power movements to explore the racial violence that continues to permeate American culture. Tying past and present together, the film narrates the absurd—and deeply tragic—relationship between the United States and skin color. Introduction by Claudrena Harold

Supported by the UVA Office for Diversity and Equity


Sunday, November 6


5:00 PM


UVA : Culbreth Theatre

Film Info

Director: Raoul Peck

Runtime: 95 min.

Genre: Documentaries

Year: 2016

Country: USA

Featuring: Samuel L. Jackson, James Baldwin.