I Am Not Your Negro (2016, USA)

Director: Raoul Peck
Date: 29/4(Saturday)
Time: 14:30
Venue: Cinematheque.Passion
Duration: 95 minutes
Language: English
Subtitle: Chinese and English

Through deceased American author James Baldwin’s text creation and interview clips recording the African Americans’ fight for civil rights, this film tells the past and present of African Americans' resistance movement over the years. The narrative of the film is adapted from James Baldwin’s unfinished book before his death, in which he recounts the three assassinated famous African American anti-racism warriors  Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers, analyzing the deep-seated racial tension and conflicts in America history.

I Am Not Your Negro is narrated by famous African-American actor Samuel Jackson. It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Oscars and won the People's Choice Award in the Documentary Category at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.


Francisco Lo

Francisco Lo is a Macau citizen and worked as an English editor at the Hong Kong Film Archive. He has studied abroad and lived in United States for years. Lo is co-founder of Film Monitor, an independent film review journal in Houston, US. He also worked as a counsellor at the Houston Area Women's Centre for 8 years. His favourite directors are Yasujirō Ozu and Jean Eustache. In recent years, he has been active in working at film festivals in Hong Kong and Macau.