In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript. Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and rich archival material, to produce a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Following the screening on Saturday 6th May, Leeds Tidal will be hosting a panel to discuss current race relations in light of the uncomfortable histories retold in the film.
Confirmed panelists include writer, poet and spoken word artist Sai Murray, Professor of Race and Education at Leeds Beckett University Shirley Tate, and south east London artist and Leeds University Union Education Officer Melz.
This event is part of Educate, Agitate, Organise an activist gathering at Leeds Beckett Students' Union on the 29th of April.