PN 21: Raoul Peck on James Baldwin
“I Am Not Your Negro,” directed by Raoul Peck and based on the writings of James Baldwin, made the list of Rolling Stone’s “25 Movies We Can’t Wait to See” at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). This past week, the audience reception at the world premiere met those expectations. The film was acquired for distribution by Magnolia Pictures with plans to qualify for Oscar consideration. Thom Powers interviewed Peck during TIFF Doc Conference on September 13th. This episode presents an edited version of their conversation. Peck discusses how he gained access to Baldwin’s manuscript “Remember This House” that looks at three civil rights leaders – Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. The film connects their legacy to our times.