Below is the recently released trailer for the American Masters Pictures documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, directed by Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules. Including interviews with those who knew Angelou, the first feature-length documentary about the poet and writer of 36 books opened in theaters on October 14.
To date, the film, which took four years to make and premiered at Sundance Film Festival, has been screened at Chicago's Black Harvest Film Festival, Authors Film Series at Maine Writers & Publishers, Sarasota Film Festival, RiverRun, and MV Film Festival, among many others. It will be shown on the American Masters series on PBS this winter.
The documentary is titled after Angelou's poem "And Still I Rise".
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