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Movie Night: I Am Not Your Negro

 

In July, Spring House takes the noteworthy documentary I Am Not Your Negro (2016) to its screen. In collaboration with the New Urban Collective, this movie night will delve into American history of “race” relations as well as the Dutch context while making the link between history and today.

Hosted by Amsterdam Museum curator Imara Limon, the night will include a presentation about The Black Archives –an initiative by New Urban Collective and Vereniging Ons Suriname– and their crowdfunding campaign, a screening of the documentary and finally a panel discussion. 

PROGRAM
18:00 Doors Open | Grab A Drink
18:30 Welcome | Presentation of The Black Archives Crowdfunding Campaign
18:45 Movie Screening: I Am Not Your Negro
20:30 Panel Discussion
21:00 Drinks | Music
21:30 End

THE BLACK ARCHIVES
The Black Archives contains about 4000 extraordinary books, documents, photographs, films and artifacts, that are the legacy of black writers and scientists. On July 1st, they will launch The Black Archives crowdfunding campaign to raise €10.000 in order to make the archives accessible to everyone. Visit their campaign page on Apura Networks via www.apura.org.

THE MOVIE
In I Am Not Your Negro (2016), filmmaker Raoul Peck traces James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript from 1987, Remember This House, on three black resistance leaders, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Medgar Evers. For this documentary, Peck envisions these three leaders' historical life stories by combining the unfinished text with historical documents from the archives, and by animating Baldwin’s own words with Samuel L Jackson’s voice. The documentary reveals an examination of the influence of “race” on black lives in the U.S. from the early Civil Rights Movement to the contemporary #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Admission is free, but registration is required via rsvp@springhouse.nl
Language of the event will be English.


Date: Thursday July 13
Time: 18.00 – 21.30
Spring House, De Ruyterkade 128, Amsterdam