Dharma at the Movies – I Am Not Your Negro
February 8, 2023
7:00 – 9:00 PM ET
James Baldwin intended to write a book critiquing race in America by examining the murders of Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, all of whom he counted as friends. His manuscript was unfinished at his death in 1987, but he said “I want these lives to bang against and reveal each other, as, in truth, they did, and use their dreadful journey as a means of instructing the people whom they loved so much, who betrayed them, and for whom they gave their lives.”
Raoul Peck created this 2016 documentary using Baldwin’s words, clips from interviews and Hollywood films, and still photographs. The result powerfully demonstrates Baldwin’s eloquent and piercing analysis of American popular culture, the blindness of White Americans to the extent of racism in our country, and their ongoing participation in oppression. Baldwin argues that the future of the United States depends on how White Americans come to grips with the pervasiveness of racism. Please join us for a viewing and then discussion of this thought-provoking, internationally award-winning documentary.
Throughout 2023, Natural Dharma Fellowship’s Inclusion and Equity Committee (IEC) will be hosting online film screenings. The committee will air both documentaries and fictional movies that have Dharma content related to diversity, inclusion, and the conditioning that limits our understanding and expression of who we are. After each film, members of the IEC will explore the dharma themes of the movie through a facilitated question and comment session.
Please note that each screening will have a different registration link, but all screenings will take place via Zoom on the second Wednesday of the month, generally from 7:00 – 9:00 PM, though the ending time may change depending on the length of the film.
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