AUDIO & VIDEO: Raoul Peck Discuses his film I Am Not Your Negro About the Life of James Baldwin

At Garn Press we continually question how decision makers can reach consensus about actionable knowledge when the key participants in the discussions have widely differing and disconnected values, ethics, emotions, and spiritual beliefs, levels of trust, interests and power? What happens if they cannot agree, if no action is taken, or when there are no solutions, or when reason does not prevail? The conversation is important. The debates are important. Listen to a great NPR interview featuring renowned documentarian Raoul Peck on his recent documentary I Am Not Your Negro and watch the widely viewed debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley (1965).

NPR: Director Raoul Peck: James Baldwin Was ‘Speaking Directly To Me’

Haitian-born filmmaker Raoul Peck, who directed I Am Not Your Negro, tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that working on the film allowed him to learn more about an author who had influenced him greatly. The audio link above features a 1986 interview with Baldwin, followed by a recent conversation with Peck.

James Baldwin Debates William F. Buckley (1965)

Historic debate between James Baldwin v. William F. Buckley Jr. at Cambridge University on the question: “Is the American Dream at the expense of the American Negro?”

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