Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Fri, Mar 22 2019
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center

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Biography of an Influential Civil Rights Activist and Poet
Documentary, dir. by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack
US, 2016, 114 mins

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first feature documentary on the singer, dancer, poet, writer and activist, who inspired generations with modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou (1928-2014) also blazed a brave and original life as a performer, giving people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. With unprecedented access, the film traces her incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos, and her own words. The film will be followed by a talkback with the director, Rita Coburn Whack, who will be in conversation with Lisa Lucas of the National Book Foundation.

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Biography of an Influential Civil Rights Activist and Poet
Documentary, dir. by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack
US, 2016, 114 mins

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise is the first feature documentary on the singer, dancer, poet, writer and activist, who inspired generations with modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou (1928-2014) also blazed a brave and original life as a performer, giving people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. With unprecedented access, the film traces her incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos, and her own words. The film will be followed by a talkback with the director, Rita Coburn Whack, who will be in conversation with Lisa Lucas of the National Book Foundation.

To return to the full list of films, go here.

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