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Director: Raoul Peck
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson
In this sobering and eye-opening film, Raoul Peck envisions a future where James Baldwin finished his last literary project, “Remember This House.” In 1979, Baldwin wrote a letter to his agent describing his project but 8 years later, at the time of his death in 1987, Baldwin had just 30 pages of the manuscript. I Am Not Your Negro is an attempt to finish this unfinished but important piece of literature.
This series is an initiative of the African Educational Research Network (AERN), as part of an effort to fulfill its mission, which is, “to broaden the scope of sociopolitical, educational and economic understanding about the continent of Africa and to support through research conducted on, in and about the African continent the dissemination of information associated with education and human development pertaining to people, products and systems on the continent of Africa”. The movie series is organized in joint-partnership with The African Studies Center, Center for International Education, Ohio University, The Patton College of Education, The African Studies Center, The African Symposium (TAS) journal, and Doctoral Specialization Program in Comparative and International Educational Leadership.
The purpose of the series is to engage, inspire and educate students, faculty, staff, and the Athens community at-large about issues of Africa and the celebrate the diversity of the African continent, its peoples, cultures, and richness.