In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr to explore and bring a fresh and radical perspective to the current racial narrative in America.



Director : Raoul Peck
Screenplay : Raoul Peck, James Baldwin
Produced by : Velvet Film
Executive producers : Rémi Grellety, Raoul Peck, Hébert Peck
Coproduction : Artémis Productions (Patrick Quinet), Close Up Films (Joëlle Bertossa)
Cinematography by : Henry Adebonojo, Bill Ross, Turner Ross
Sound by : Valérie Le Docte, David Gillain
Edited by : Alexandra Strauss
Soundtrack by : Alexei Aigui


Voice : Samuel L. Jackson
French version : Joey Starr


2017 : Oscar : Best documentary on a fature movie for Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety et Hébert Peck
2017 : Berlin International Film Festival : Best documentary
2016 : Black Film Critics Circle Awards : Special Mention

The movie was nominated in 43 other Film Festivals in the world


2018 : Baftas Awards : Best documentary
2018 : César : Best documentary
2017 : Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards : Best documentary
2017 : Berlin International Film Festival : Best documentary
2016 : Toronto International Film Festival : Best documentary
2016 : Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards : Best Documentary
2016 : San Francisco Film Critics Circle : Best documentary
2016 : Chicago International Film Festival : Best documentary

The movie won 15 other prices in several film festival