Premiere of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’

On Wednesday 4 October, IPATC, in collaboration with the UJ Department of Journalism, Film, and Television; the UJ Library; and African Screen Network (ASN) will host the Johannesburg premiere of ‘I Am Not Your Negro’, a documentary  about the African-American writer James Baldwin by the Haitian-American Director Raoul Peck.

DATE: Wednesday 4 October 2017
TIME: 16h00 – 18h30
VENUE: Chinua Achebe Room, Sixth floor,  UJ Library, UJ Auckland Park Campus

Raoul Peck has used James Baldwin’s published and unpublished work including books, essays, letters, and interviews – with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson – to shed light on race issues in civil rights America, including personal notes that have never before been published. Peck juxtaposes Baldwin’s private words with his public utterances in a profoundly touching voyage through the history of race in America that has strong resonance to contemporary race issues in the US, South Africa, and beyond.

A 45-minute panel discussion will take place after the screening with Ms Shelley Barry as chair and main speaker, and Ms Phyllis Dannhauser as discussant. Both are film-makers and academics at the UJ Department of Journalism, Film, and Television.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Ms Thembeka Somtseu at tsomtseu@uj.ac.za / +27115597232, or Mr Thabang Mkhuma at tmkhuma@uj.ac.za / +27115597232.