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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Documentary portrait of the trail-blazing activist, poet and writer Maya Angelou. Born in 1928, she enthused generations with her bold and inspirational championing of the African-American experience that pushed boundaries and redefined the way people think about race and culture.

Maya Angelou was captured on film just before she died in 2014, and this documentary celebrates her life and work, weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos. It reveals hidden episodes of her exuberant life during some of America's defining moments, from her upbringing in the Depression-era south to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana and her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.

Contributors include Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton and Maya Angelou's son Guy Johnson.

Release date:

1 hour, 33 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Apr 2017 02:05


Role Contributor
Interviewed GuestBill Clinton
Interviewed GuestOprah Winfrey
Interviewed GuestQuincy Jones
Interviewed GuestHillary Clinton
Interviewed GuestGuy Johnson
DirectorBob Hercules
DirectorRita Coburn Whack
Executive ProducerTanya Hudson
Series EditorAlan Yentob

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