three pages response paper of the movie I Am Not Your Negro by Raoul Peck. or Brother Outsider , a documentary about the Civil Rights freedom fighter Bayard Rustin.
For the first paper assignment
, watch one of these two films:
I Am Not Your Negro
by Raoul Peck. This film is based on James Baldwin’s unfinished
Remember This House
, a memoir of Baldwin’s personal recollections of civil rights
leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, Jr. and their struggles. Available at the
, a documentary about the Civil Rights freedom fighter Bayard Rustin.
After watching one of these two films, write a three-page response (12-point font-Times New
Roman, double-spaced). What aspects of the film caught your attention? Why? Most importantly,
what aspects of the film can you relate to the topics we have read about and discussed in class (the
construction of identity, class identity, social mobilization, race identity, gender identity, sexual
orientation and identity, etc. and their intersections)? Given the page limitations, it is better for you
to go straight to the point rather than devoting space to long introductions, descriptions, quotations
or definitions. The purpose of the paper is to reflect and find connections with the course material
(readings, discussions, presentations, etc.). Be sure to demonstrate that you watched the entire film
and not just a portion of it. REMEMBER TO CITE YOUR SOURCES IF YOU USE ANY,
otherwise it is plagiarism!
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