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OSCAR NOMINEE FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
From revered Haitian director Raoul Peck
Opens February 3 in Miami at O Cinema Wynwood and Regal South Beach 18
"One of the best movies you are likely to see this year." – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"A mesmerizing cinematic experience." – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
In 1979, author and activist 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 James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America using and flood of rich archival material and Baldwin's original words articulated through the voice of Samuel L. Jackson.
I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
Starts Friday, February 3rd at O Cinema Wynwood and Regal South Beach 18
This is a Magnolia Pictures/Amazon Studios release. Rated PG-13.
The Green Family Foundation, FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine/Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP and Miami Dade College Miami Book Fair partner with Little Haiti Optimist Club, Little Haiti/Edison/Little River NET and other partners for the 2016 Back to School event.
The Youth Zone Returned Bigger & Better for 2016
Young Lyric (Jermaine Dupri's T.V. show "The Rap Game") rocked the stage this year
The Tainerz all the way from the 504 representing the 305
Stanley from the Florida Panthers made a surprise visit and stopped by the Kids Can Cook pop up where the youth took on a Chef role for the day, thank you Dario. Special thanks to Joelle Kearns & The Panther Family!
The Early Learning Coalition of Miami Dade & Monroe Counties - a consistent supporter year after year
Thank you Locust Projects: young festival goers were able to create unique horseshoe rattles in our arts n' craft zone!
A very special thanks to all the players that took time out of their schedules to come engage in 3 point shoot-out, dodgeball, and sign autographs for the young people. Mikey Graham (Manchester City football); James Robinson (Gridiron Football); Ekpe" Udoh” (Turkish B-ball); Toure' Ahmad Khalid-Murry (Sioux Falls Skyforce NBA D League); Dion Sims (Miami Dolphins); Kyle Moore (Retired NFL); Maurice Mann (Former NFL & Canadian Football League Receiver); Ryan Williams (Retired NFL); Erick Fenelus (EIS Fitness)
A huge thank you to Work of Art Fitness & Pursuit Fitness for creating a top notch fitness zone with fun fitness competitions! We look forward to working with you gentlemen next year!
J-Shin hit the stage for a suprise performance of his single "Welcome To The M.I.A."
Major Appreciation to DJ Slick for holding down the Youth Zone stage & the performers!
Shout out to The Motivational Edge for showcasing their performing artists on the 99 Jamz stage - a major supporter 3 years in a row! A very special thank you to our first year performers: Ms. Khadijah, Yak Yak, Prospect, The Girls Choir of Miami, and Swaggboyzz
Extra special thanks to Fresh Empire for keeping the teens "Fresh"!
Salute to One Fist Ladyz Bikers 3rd year in a row giving away bags with school supplies!
Special Thank you for the donation of 20 pairs of shoes for our young festival attendees!
A custom installation by Kern Firm (Danielle Myers), InEverSleep (Kent Lindsey).
Telling Everyone What It's Like #BEING You!
Sponsored by Knight Foundation & Southeast Overtown Park West CRA
Finally.....Major Thank you to the over 3,000+ youth and families that hung out in the Youth Zone this year - we hope to see you again for 2017!
To get involved or sponsor for 2017, Contact Us!
|»||See how the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program at FIU changes lives|
|»||Purchase Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937, nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.|
|»||Watch GFF President Kimberly Green's CGI Stories segment about the music of Alan Lomax.|