The 41st edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) came to a close on Sunday, Sept. 18, with Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro taking home the People’s Choice Documentary Award.
The doc is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book, Remember This House, which chronicles the lives and successive assassinations of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Narrated by acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film (pictured) also looks at how the racial and economic inequality of the 1950s and 1960s has shaped attitudes about race in present day.
American sales house Magnolia Pictures most recently acquired the North American rights to I Am Not Your Negro. Paris-based distributor Wide House is representing the film’s international rights.