Producers' Forum - I Am Not Your Negro
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Scribe is thrilled to present I Am Not Your Negro directed by Raoul Peck (USA, 2016, 93 min)
HÉBERT PECK (PRODUCER) IN PERSON
I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into Black representation (in Hollywood and elsewhere) that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. Using the writer’s own words, Director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished - a radical narration about race in America. Drawing upon Baldwin’s notes about the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., Peck uses his own experience to provide the foundation, structure, and rhythm of the story to create a deeper understanding of what is not solely a race issue, but a societal reality that continues to tear apart today’s America.
Hébert Peck, Jr., co-producer of I Am Not Your Negro, built his career on public broadcasting, social issue video and documentary filmmaking. He produced eight seasons of Philadelphia Stories, a 10-hour series of documentaries and short films for public television MiND TV. Peck managed the operations of the Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia where he facilitated the production of over 50 film/video documentaries. His award winning “Little Hébert” aired on PBS and screened at festivals internationally.
In addition to his work as a producer, Peck oversees the Rutgers University Television Network (RU-tv), and runs Orélus Media, a production and media consulting company.