Stories That Matter 2018 | I Am Not Your Negro


I Am Not Your Negro

Dir. Raoul Peck | 95min | 2016 | NC16

Masterful, insightful, uncanny; I Am Not Your Negro cuts to the quick of the history of America’s civil rights movement and the impact that race relations continues to have in the present day.

The film is about the work and life of extraordinary, charismatic African American activist and writer, James Baldwin, who counted Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. amongst his peers. Voiced by Samuel L Jackson, the words in the film are drawn from Baldwin’s work, and given prescience through a montage of scenes that range from civil rights protests in the 60s, to the #blacklivesmatter movement in recent years. Above all this is footage of Baldwin himself, orating precisely in steely, measured tones the convolutions and contradictions that characterize the history of racial conflict in America.

· Nominated – Academy Awards 2017, Best Documentary Feature

· Nominated – BAFTA 2017, Best Documentary Feature

· Won – Berlin International Film Festival 2017, Panorama Audience Award

· Won – Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Audience Choice Award Best Documentary Feature

Screened with


Dir. Muyi Xiao and Miles Goscha | 3:27min | PG

Mona Haydar is a Syrian American Muslim from Michigan, and her husband Sebastian is a convert to Islam. In an effort to combat fear and prejudice toward Muslims in America, they invite passersby outside the Cambridge Public Library to ask questions about Islam and engage in constructive dialogue.



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About Stories That Matter – Borders

What are the borders that define, divide and restrict communities around the world, and how do we overcome them? Objectifs presents strong statements through the lens of film and photography that confront the impact of geographical, social, and psychological borders on critical issues affecting all of us today, and looks at possibilities for collaboration and change.

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About the filmmakers

Born in Haiti, Raoul Peck grew up in Congo, France, Germany and the United States. He received an Advanced Degree in Engineering Economics in Germany before attending the Academy of Film and Television in Berlin (DFFB) until 1988. He has created a complex body of work in film and television in both, documentary and fiction. Former Minister of Culture of the Republic of Haiti, Raoul Peck is the recipient of the Irene Diamond Award presented by Human Rights Watch, for his body of work. He is, since January 2010, Chairman of the Board of the film school La Femis.

Muyi Xiao is currently studying New Media Narratives at International Center of Photography in New York City. Her work has been featured in international publications including The New York Times, BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera. Before coming to New York, she was based in Beijing and employed at Tencent News as a photojournalist while freelancing for Reuters.


Header image: I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck
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