How to watch I Am Not Your Negro online

I Am Not Your Negro is a biting yet poignant examination of America and its approach to racial equality throughout the years. Released back in 2016, this feature swept through film festivals like a wildfire, picking up nominations left and right, and winning more than a dozen awards. Finally, it’s available for streaming, allowing you to watch I Am Not Your Negro from the comfort of your own home.

While you may be able to watch this movie on third-party streaming sites, we advise against doing so. These are frequently unreliable with low-quality video, and ultimately offer a vastly inferior experience. Additionally, you can stream I Am Not Your Negro for free in plenty of countries, so there’s really no benefit to using shady, unauthorized sources.

I Am Not Your Negro is only available on geo-restricted streaming platforms. This means that if you’re abroad, you’ll need a VPN to watch on the services you use back home.

How to stream I Am Not Your Negro abroad using a VPN

Region-locking is actually quite easy to get around. Below, we’ll let you know how to unblock and stream I Am Not Your Negro from anywhere, even outside the US.

Here’s how to watch I Am Not Your Negro online free:

  1. Start by deciding which VPN you’d like to go with. We recommend ExpressVPN although NordVPN and Surfshark are both high-value, low-cost options.
  2. Once you’ve signed up, download and install the app on the devices you use most often.
  3. Log in and connect to a server in your desired location. You’d need a US server to unblock Tubi, for instance, or an Australian one to watch on Stan.
  4. Visit your chosen streaming service and create an account (or log in if you have one already). Note that your payment method may have to be linked to a local address.
  5. Lastly, try playing a video. If everything is working as intended, it will play immediately without any errors. If not, clearing your browser’s cookies and reloading the page should solve most problems.

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How to watch I Am Not Your Negro for free on US TV

American audiences can stream I Am Not Your Negro free of charge on Tubi. You don’t even have to create an account to do so. This service offers 720p playback and English subtitles, so it’s by far the easiest way for most people to watch.

If you’d rather watch in full HD, or on a device that can’t access Tubi, you have several options. This movie is currently available on Netflix US ($12.99 USD per month following a one-month free trial) and Hulu ($5.99 per month with your first month free). In other words, you can sign up, watch I Am Not Your Negro, then cancel before your card is charged. It’s also possible to rent this movie on services like Amazon Prime Video and Vudu but there’s really no reason to when you have free options.

The services mentioned above are all region-locked, and won’t show I Am Not Your Negro outside of the US. If you’re traveling abroad, you can simply take advantage of ExpressVPN’s 30-day money-back guarantee to unblock them as normal. This lets you stream the movie risk-free, so if you’re unimpressed, you can just cancel for a full refund.

Where else can I watch I Am Not Your Negro online?

If you’re outside the US at the moment, don’t worry, I Am Not Your Negro is available for streaming all over the world. Here’s how to watch it online:

Australia

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This title can be watched completely free of charge on DocPlay. This service usually costs $6.95 AUD per month, but it comes with a one-month free trial. I Am Not Your Negro is also available on Stan; subscriptions start at $10 per month following a 30-day trial. Whichever service you choose, though, you’ll need an Australian payment method to sign up.

Stan and DocPlay are both geo-restricted. As such, if you’re outside Australia, you’ll need a VPN to access them.

Canada

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Canadians can watch I Am Not Your Negro for free on Mubi. Normally, this service costs $9.99 CAD per month but since it offers a seven-day trial, you can just watch the movie and cancel before being charged.

It’s also possible to rent this title on platforms like Google Play, YouTube Movies, and Vudu. That said, Flixfling has the lowest price ($2.99 to rent this title in standard definition video). Note that you’ll need a Flixfling account before you can rent movies, but there’s a one-week free trial, so this is a very minor issue. If you decide to keep the service afterward, it’ll cost $7.99 per month.

Mubi and Flixfling are both geo-restricted. This means that you’ll have to be in Canada or connected to a Canadian VPN server to use them.

UK

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Unfortunately, I Am Not Your Negro is not included with any major streaming platform subscription in the UK. However, it can be rented via the Google Play Store, Mubi, YouTube Movies, BFI Player, Amazon Prime Video, and similar platforms. Prices vary slightly, but most of these services charge £3.49 for high-definition video.

The above streaming services are all geo-restricted. If you’re outside of the UK, you can unblock their British libraries using a British VPN server.

I Am Not Your Negro (2016): FAQs

What is I Am Not Your Negro about?

I Am Not Your Negro is a half documentary, half biography based on the unfinished memoirs of American novelist and activist James Baldwin. It details his interactions with his friends, prominent civil rights campaigners Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. during the 1960s, while taking aim at the broader culture of police brutality, segregation, and injustice that marked the era.

Did I Am Not Your Negro win an Oscar?

It was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 2016 but ultimately lost out to O.J.: Made in America.  However, I Am Not Your Negro has won awards at plenty of other ceremonies including the BAFTAs, the Chicago International Film Festival, and the International Documentary Association Awards.

Who is the narrator in I Am Not Your Negro?

Samuel L. Jackson provides the narration, reading out short extracts from James Baldwin's Remember This House -- the incomplete manuscript that was the inspiration for the movie.