In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.Written by
In "Remember This House" Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished -a radical narration about race in America, through the lives and assassinations of three of his friends: Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers and Malcolm X. using only the writer's original words. See more »
The film is based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript of 30 pages for a novel which has never before been released to the public. The film, in a way, "finishes" this work by incorporating other interviews and writings by Baldwin and expanding on the themes through archival footage See more »
History is not the past. It is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history. If we pretend otherwise, we literally are criminals.
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Written by Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
Published by EMI Mills Music Inc.
Courtesy of Sony ATV Music Publishing
Performed by Lena Horne and Recorded March 30, 1956.
(p) 2002, all rights reserved by BMG Music See more »
View at your own risk, it looks like they want you to hate people.
I saw this on a DVD screener and You have to love Samuel's narration. I enjoy his astronomy documentaries. This film doesn't know what it wants to be. Is it a documentary or just a hate-filled rant against the wrong people? I'm an autistic black man, myself. Maybe there is something I'm not getting, but I don't blame any white people for my problems. All that racial stuff in the movie happened decades and decades before anyone alive today. Most of my doctors are white (and one lady from Jordan) and they are AWESOME. If you look for the good in people, you will find it in all colors(including Whites).
I think it is important to have a historical perspective, but you have to do it without blaming your neighbor now. Did anyone read the bible? Love thy neighbor. If there is someone specifically who does me wrong, I don't blame his entire race. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I say LOVE, not HATE.
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