SIFF premiers Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro,” followed by Panel on Civil Rights History

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Please join the ACLU of Washington on Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00pm for the Seattle Independent Film Festival’s (SIFF) premier of Raoul Peck’s Oscar-nominated film “I Am Not Your Negro.” ACLU-WA Board member Jamila Johnson will speak on a panel discussion on civil rights history and the relevance of the film to our political climate.

A description of the film from SIFF’s website:

“In the film “I am Not Your Negro,” director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - "Remember This House," a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. using only the writer's original words.

Winner of several awards, this radical and up-to-the-minute examination of race in America utilizes Baldwin's original words supported by a 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 three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.”