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ACMI EXCLUSIVE I Am Not Your Negro

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Following sold out screenings at the Melbourne International Film Festival, ACMI is excited to announce the Academy Award nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro will be screening at ACMI Cinemas from 11 September. Alongside this exclusive season, ACMI will present a unique series of thought-provoking events discussing race relations, resistance and identity in modern Australia.

From acclaimed director Raoul Peck (The Man by the Shore, Lumumba, Murder in Pacot), I Am Not Your Negro brings to life Remember This House, the unfinished manuscript of American novelist and intellectual James Baldwin. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this blistering film shares BaldwinÂ's personal experience of racism as considered through the lens of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcom X and Martin Luther King Jr.

A most expertly crafted documentary of recent times I Am Not Your Negro offers crucial insights into the history of racism in the United States and acts as a stirring call to action against injustice in modern America and beyond. Director Raoul Peck says; "Never before has Baldwin's voice been so needed, so powerful, so radical, so visionary"

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Where: ACMI Cinemas
Cost: Full $18, Concession $14, Members $12, Groups $12
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