Hey there, BeYOUtiful!
If you are anything like me, when you thoroughly enjoy a film, song or piece of art, you obsessively start researching the Artist, the inspiration behind the project and what it took to get it made. That's exactly what I did after watching Raoul Peck's films, LUMUMBA and I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO!
Raoul Peck is an award-winning Filmmaker from Haiti. His feature film L’Homme sur les quais (The Man by the Shore) was the first Haitian film to be released in theaters in the United States. He received international attention for LUMUMBA, his 2000 fiction feature film about Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba and the period around the independence of the Belgian Congo in June 1960. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript, Remember This House, was nominated for Best Documentary Feature Oscar and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.
Watch today's video to hear some inspiring takeaways I learned from Raoul Peck's journey as a storyteller!