The award-winning documentary, ‘And Still I Rise,’ which thrilled its audience when it was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is set to be officially released on October 14, 2016.
The documentary depicts the life story of Black American poet and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou. The documentary takes us on a journey through the life of this great poet and activist. It shows us the childhood and upbringing of Angelou in South to her moments with Malcolm X in Ghana.
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The story was developed by the compilation of home videos, narrations, and some archival footage.
The audience can also hear the all-time best African- American poet in her own voice tell her story in the documentary. This was made possible by the use of some archival footage.
‘And Still I Rise,’ also includes interviews with some high-flying personalities such as Alfred Woodard, Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, among a lot more influential figures in the country.
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The epic movie was directed by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack. The title of the documentary is coined one of Angelou’s most influential poems in her third volume of poetry.
“Everybody in the world uses words. The writer has to take these most known things and put them together in such a way that a reader says I never thought about it that way before,” an example of Angelou’s quotes from the documentary. For lovers of poetry, they should be prepared to be mesmerized by the much sorted after film.
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Angelou has contributed immensely to African American poems and hence the creation of her film is a step in the right direction. We support such initiatives. We have a story to tell the world, a story we are proud of. We anticipate that the introduction of this film will foster cohesive living in America. We are fed up being discriminated against and brutalized. This documentary might just make others appreciate our struggle, culture, and belief. ‘And Still I Rise,’ is a must watch movie.