When James Baldwin died in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of a book that was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends — Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. In "I Am Not Your Negro," filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America — a journey into black history connecting the evolution of the civil rights movement to the current immediacy of #BlackLivesMatter. By confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have created a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
After the film, a discussion will be led by Ted Mason, Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Professor of English, Kenyon College.
Human Rights Film Series:
A large multidisciplinary team of faculty and students are annually invited to curate selections from more than a dozen award-winning documentaries featured in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival held in New York City each summer. Members of the curatorial team partner with other faculty, administrators, students and community members to lead meaningful post-screening discussions.
Full Screening Schedule:
• Tuesday, January 16: "I Am Not Your Negro" (2016)
• Tuesday, March 20: "Nowhere to Hide" (2016)
• Tuesday, March 27: 'Bill Nye: Science Guy" ( 2017)
• Tuesday, April 10: "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" (2011)
• Tuesday, April 17: 'The Workers Cup" (2017)
All films are free and open to the public.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.
Tuesday, January 16 at 7:00pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022