Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

Director: Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn Whack
Documentary Feature :: Magnolia
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Screening Info:
Friday, November 11
9:45 AM
Thalian Main
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Director: Rita Coburn Whack & Bob Hercules
Producer: Chris Gardner Raymond
Director of Photography: Keith Walker
Editot: David E. Simpson & Lillian Benson
Maya Angelou and Still I Rise is the extraordinary story of iconic writer, poet, actress and activist Maya Angelou, whose life intersected some of the greatest moments in recent American history. Skillfully crafted with heart and ease, this film reflects the vibrant spirit of an American civil rights legend who was determined to live her philosophies and fought for what she believed in.

Director Bio:
Rita Coburn Whack is an independent filmmaker with Emmy-Award winning documentaries for Curators of Culture, Remembering 47th Street and African Roots American Soil. Other documentaries have aired on C-Span and the History Channel. Her company RCW Media Productions, Inc. produced Maya Angelouís Black History Month Specials distributed by Public Radio International 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Bob Hercules is an independent filmmaker whose recent films include Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance and Bill T. Jones: A Good Man. His acclaimed Forgiving Dr. Mengele (2005) won the Special Jury Prize at the Slamdance Film Festival and has been seen in film festivals around the world.