Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary Feature
“Thrilling,” “remarkable,” “exceptional,” “brilliant” – these are just some of the adjectives critics have used to describe this stirring documentary based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book. Featuring the voice of Samuel L. Jackson, it’s a journey through black history that connects the Civil Rights movement to the current #BlackLivesMatter movement. Using Baldwin’s elegant words with rich archival material, it questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Raoul Peck | USA | 2017 | 95 min