I Am Not Your Negro: Current and precise

The author James Baldwin described in a letter his idea for a new book Remember This House, which would tell the story of America through the lives and successive assassinations of his friends, Martin Luther King Jr, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers.

Baldwin died before he could ever write the book, but an unfinished manuscript and other notes survived. Now the new film I Am Not Your Negro, which is out this Friday, uses these texts as a structure to explore the legacy of the civil rights movement and the state of race relations in America today.

Raoul Peck, director of I Am Not Your Negro joins Bonnie Greer, an American-British playwright, to discuss the film with the Today programme.