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Maya Angelou and Still I Rise (2016)

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The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cicely Tyson ... Herself - Actress
Guy Johnson Guy Johnson ... Himself - Maya Angelou's Son
Diahann Carroll ... Herself - Actress
Don Martin Don Martin ... Himself - Dancer / Opened for Maya Angelou, 1950's
Louise Meriwether Louise Meriwether ... Herself - Writer
Nikki Giovanni ... Herself - Writer
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Himself - Actor (as Lou Gosset Jr.)
Alice Windom Alice Windom ... Herself - Friend
Jules Feiffer Jules Feiffer ... Himself - Writer / Cartoonist
Robert Loomis Robert Loomis ... Himself - May Angelou's Editor
Common ... Himself - Hip Hop Artist
John Singleton ... Himself - Film Director
Alfre Woodard ... Herself - Actress
Hillary Clinton ... Herself - Former U.S. Secretary of State
Eugene Redmond Eugene Redmond ... Himself - Professor of English Literature
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The first feature documentary about the remarkable writer, poet, actress, activist Maya Angelou.

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A Remarkable Documentary About a Remarkable Woman
24 February 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a beautifully constructed documentary that gives a total picture of the amazing Maya Angelou. It goes back to her roots which included being raped as a child, to her dancing and singing. It wasn't long before she began to become the voice of humanity and blackness. It includes the cream of the black artists. There is a bit where they list a series of black performers who play before sold out audiences and then are not allowed to go out an mingle with the crowds. Imagine, the people paid a fortune to see Sammy Davis, Jr., and yet he had to go back to his dressing room after he performed. She prospered. But she faced off against authority and kept to her African roots. If you talk about the civil rights movement and she was there. Of course, she eventually became one of America's greatest poets.


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