This profile of renowned poet, singer, dancer, and civil-rights activist Maya Angelou (1928–2014) explores her impact on American life and culture. Angelou’s first book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, catapulted her onto the literary stage and became an international best seller. She appeared in numerous documentaries, talk shows, and feature films; was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom; and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Angelou’s singular impact resonates in this film’s rich selection of interviews, archival footage, and observations from admirers including Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Quincy Jones, John Singelton, Oprah Winfrey, and Alfre Woodard.

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Director
Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack
Released
2016
Country
USA
Running Time
114 minutes
Format
Digital, Color
Website
http://mayaangeloufilm.com/