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‘I Am Not Your Negro’ filmmaker to speak at Vanderbilt

Posted by on Friday, September 29, 2017 in Events, News.


Internationally renowned filmmaker Raoul Peck, whose large body of works includes the Academy Award-nominated I Am Not Your Negro, will speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 18. Peck’s talk, “I Am Not Your Negro: Race, Identity and Baldwin,” will be at 4:10 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema.

In conjunction with Peck’s visit to campus, his film Lumumba (2000) will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Sarratt Cinema. Following the screening, Moses Ochonu, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History, will lead a discussion about the film. In addition, I Am Not Your Negro will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Sarratt Cinema. Jennifer Fay, associate professor of cinema and media arts and English, and Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, will lead a post-screening discussion.