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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Documentary celebrating the life and work of activist, poet and writer Maya Angelou, using film captured just before she died in 2014.

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.

1 hour, 33 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Bill Clinton
Interviewed Guest Oprah Winfrey
Interviewed Guest Quincy Jones
Interviewed Guest Hillary Clinton
Interviewed Guest Guy Johnson
Director Bob Hercules
Director Rita Coburn Whack
Executive Producer Tanya Hudson
Series Editor Alan Yentob

Broadcasts

  • Tue 28 Feb 2017 22:45
  • Tue 28 Feb 2017 23:15
  • Tue 28 Feb 2017 23:55
  • Sat 8 Apr 2017 02:05

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