July 15, 2020 -
To kick off our new Recognize, Acknowledge, Participate series, the Tropic is proud to present three powerful documentaries from Magnolia Pictures, all at one low price. Get access to I Am Not Your Negro, Whose Streets? and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, streaming anywhere for just $15.
In I Am Not Your Negro, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. 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.
Whose Streets?, told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together; as the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to ‘70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.