I'm not your Negro
Saturday, November 21 – Monday, November 23, 2020
Cinema of the African Diaspora Film Series
Film Screening + Talk
I’m Not Your Negro
On November 23, and to conclude the three days of live streaming, Dagmawi Woubshet - Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English,
and author of the forthcoming book Here Be Saints: James Baldwin’s Late-Style, Professor Dagmawi Woubshet, will be in conversation with Sataan Al-Hassan, Head of Programming,
Publications and Research at The Africa Institute, to discuss the critically acclaimed film I’m Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck, and its relevance
in today’s anti-black racism protests taking place across the world.
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The film will be made available for audiences as a free livestream, via the Africa Institute website, between 21-23 November, 2020.
Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House.
The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words,
read by Samuel L. Jackson and 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 Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.,
Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Director: Raoul Peck
Switzerland, France, Belgium, USA
English with Arabic subtitles
Is the Ahuja Family Presidential Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He works
at the intersections of African-American, LGBTQ, and African studies, and is the author of The Calendar of Loss:
Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS (2015), and co-editor of Ethiopia: Literature, Art, & Culture
(2010), a special issue of Callaloo. His essays have appeared in several publications, including Transition,
The Atlantic, and NKA: A Journal of Contemporary African Art. In 2016, he curated Julie Mehretu: The Addis Show at
the Modern Art Museum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is currently completing a book on James Baldwin’s late style.
Sataan Al Hassan
Head of Programming, Publications and Research at The Africa Institute. A research and media professional focused
on things related to politics and culture. With ten years of work experience in advertising, marketing, cultural and
research institutes, to develop multi-faceted projects from the ground up efficiently. Sataan has a BA majoring in Mass
Communication and a minor in Film Studies from the American University of Sharjah and an MSc in Political Theory from the University of Edinburgh.