7 January 2018  |  

Southern Adventist University is part of a small group of sponsors for a Chattanooga, Tennessee-based public screening of Academy Award-nominated film “I Am Not Your Negro.”

The work is nominated  this year for Best Documentary Feature Film by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Raoul Peck film envisions the manuscript for “Remember This House,” a project that the late American novelist and social critic James Baldwin never finished. Baldwin’s original words are spoken by Samuel L. Jackson. A review by The Chattanooga.com calls the film “a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.”

The review adds that “by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., Baldwin and Peck produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.”

The free screening is hosted by PBS affiliate WTCI and will take place at Chattanooga’s Downtown Library on Thursday, January 11 starting at 6 p.m. Those interested in attending can register here.

Southern Adventist University is an Adventist institution in Collegedale, Tennessee, owned and operated by the Southern Union of the denomination. It has about 3000 enrolled students.

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