I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

Documentary, 93 min.
Coproduction with foreign director


by Raoul Peck

France / United States / Belgium / Switzerland, September 2016

Told entirely in the words of James Baldwin, through both personal appearances and the text of his final unfinished book project, this documentary touches on the tragic deaths of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers to bring powerful clarity to how the image, and reality, of Blacks in America today is fabricated and enforced.


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Directed by: Raoul Peck
Written by: James Baldwin

World Premiere: September 2016
Original Version: English (english/french subtitles), colour and b/w, DCP, 93 min.


Production: Velvet Film, Artémis Productions, Velvet Film Inc., ITVS International, ARTE G.E.I.E., RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Close Up Films, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse
Producer: Rémi Grellety, Raoul Peck, Hébert Peck, Joëlle Bertossa, Patrick Quinet
Executive Producer: Rémi Grellety

Cinematography: Henry Adebonojo, Bill Ross, Turner Ross
Editing: Alexandra Strauss
Location Sound Mix: Valérie Le Docte, David Gillain
Rerecording Sound Mix: Daniel Marques, Dominique Jochman
Music: Alexei Aigui

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World Sales: Wide House

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Distribution Switzerland: Sister Distribution
Distribution Austria: Polyfilm Verleih
Distribution France: Sophie Dulac Distribution
Distribution Germany: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH
Distribution Canada: Magnolia Pictures
Distribution USA: Magnolia Pictures

Open / CloseAwards (a selection)

  • London W1J 9LN, BAFTA British Academy Film Awards, Best Documentary 2018
  • Paris, Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma, César du Meilleur Documentaire 2018
  • Berlin, Panorama, Panorama Publikumspreis, Bester Dokumentarfilm 2017
  • Berlin, Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin, Preis der Ökumenischen Jury: Lobende Erwähnung (Panorama) 2017
  • Beverly Hills, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Best Documentary Feature 2017 (Nomination)
  • Genève, FIFDH Festival International du film sur les droits humains, Prix Gilda Viera de Mello 2017
  • Tel Aviv, doc aviv The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Special Mention 2017
  • Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Amnesty International Award - Human Right Section 2017
  • Traverse City, Traverse City Film Festival, Founders Grand Prize 2017
  • Yamagata City, Yamagata Int. Documentary Film Festival, Award of Excellence 2017
  • Toronto, Toronto International Film Festival, Grolsch People’s Choice Documentary Award 2016

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