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Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise
USA/ 2016/ 1 t. 54 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
uten
CAST:
Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Gossett Jr.
DIRECTOR:
Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Keith Walker
PRODUCER:
Jay Alix
An American icon

MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE is the first documentary devoted solely to American poet, autobiographer and civil rights activist Maya Angelou (1928–2014) – which is rather puzzling, considering the remarkable life she led. Best known as an author, she also worked closely with both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, and when Bill Clinton was inaugurated as president in 1992, Angelou read her poem "On the Pulse of Morning". Spanning the course of its subject's life, this documentary focuses on how Angelou was shaped by and helped shape some of the most important American social movements of the 20th century.

 

Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack

Bob Hercules (USA), Rita Coburn Whack (USA) Filmography: MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE is their first documentary together, and Coburn Whack's debut as director. Hercules' selected filmography: PERSEVERANCE: THE STORY OF DR. BILLY TAYLOR (2012), JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE (2012), A GOOD MAN (2011)

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