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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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