“I can’t be a pessimist because I’m alive. To be a pessimist means that you have agreed that human life is an academic matter”
On Tuesday 13th March, Raoul’s Peck film, I Am Not Your Negro, an honest look at American racial history narrated by lines from James Baldwin’s last, unfinished novel, left much of the Nafasi hall speechless. The screening was well attended and as the lights went up, and thoughts settled, there were warm ripples of conversation. And the crowd left informed, challenged, and inspired in equal measure.
A big thanks to our friends at Kijiweni productions for providing the film, and look out for the next Kijiweni Cinema, where we will continue to provide essential cinema.