Raoul Peck, director of "I Am Not Your Negro" WIPB-TV, Photo Provided
Ball State showing 'I Am Not Your Negro' documentary Wednesday
Finishing the story James Baldwin hoped to see in his lifetime, Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck's acclaimed documentary titled "I Am Not Your Negro" will be showing Wednesday.
Throughout his career, Peck has directed movies which often depict the struggles Haitian cultures face such as political dictatorship and genocide.
His most recent work released earlier this year titled " I Am Not Your Negro" is a depiction of the late James Baldwin's world, and race relations which show how far American society has really come.
"I hope this documentary encourages us to have ongoing conversations about race relations," said Michelle Kinsey, WIPB-TV community coordinator, in an email. "I hope there are meaningful conversations about how James Baldwin's words from more than 50 years ago are still painfully relevant today. And beyond that, I hope these conversations lead to actions."
During Baldwin's lifetime, he was a social critic and writer whom focused on race relations, sexuality and class fragmentation.
Before he died, he wrote a 30-page manuscript which he never finished detailing his personal account of the assassination of his friends Medgar Evens, Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Indie Lens Pop-Up, Independent Lens, WIPB-TV, the African-American Studies Program and the College of Communication, Information and Media (CCIM) have partnered together to bring this documentary to campus.
"I Am Not Your Negro" received a 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and was rated one of New York Times's 10 best films of the year. It will be showing in AJ 175 at 6 p.m.
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