Director Raoul Peck Live at the Schomburg Center on June 8, 2017

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Director Raoul Peck

The Schomburg Center located in historic Harlem is known for holding some of the most groundbreaking events and the tradition continued on Thursday, June 8, 2017 which celebrated Director Raoul Peck was live for a one on one conversation.

As film lovers may know, Raoul Peck is the director of the Oscar-nominated documentary, I Am Not Your Negro. The documentary features author James Baldwin and since it’s release, the film has been leaving audiences discussing the important of race in America.

Kevin Young interviews Director Raoul Peck

The evening featureed Peck in conversation with Kevin Young, Director of the Schomburg Center and Paul Holdengräber, Director of LIVE from the NYPL.

Paul Holdengräber interviews Director Raoul Peck

The program also explored the arc of Peck’s career—from producing television dramas to serving as Haiti’s Minister of Culture to his direction of feature films like Lumumba (2000), about the first Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Patrice Lumumba.

The evening was a great success and was yet another great example of all of the great programs the Schomburg Center continues to hold.

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