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“I Am Not Your Negro” wins BAFTA doc prize

Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro took home the top documentary prize at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday (Feb. 18). BAFTA winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by British ...
February 20, 2018

Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro took home the top documentary prize at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday (Feb. 18).

BAFTA winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by British actress Joanna Lumley at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The Oscar-nominated doc is based on American author James Baldwin’s unfinished book Remember This House, which documents the lives and assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film connects the Civil Rights movement of the past with today’s current #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Peck’s film was up against Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts, which documents the atrocities committed by ISIS in Syria. Also in the doc category was Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan’s Icarus, a film that looks at doping in sports. Bonnie Cohen and Jon Shenk’s climate-change focused An Inconvenient Sequel received a nod, as did Brett Morgan and Bryan Burk’s Jane.

 

 

 

 

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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