maya angelou and still i rise

Dirs. Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn Whack | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 112 min.

SATURDAY, March 19, 2016 - Chilmark Community Center

Discussion to follow with directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack


Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep, deep roots in American culture,” Maya Angelou was an icon who gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet, and writer she inspired generations with lyrical, modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. By weaving her own words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, this film reveals the private side of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining civil rights moments. It reflects the indomitable spirit of a woman who was determined to fight for, and live in accordance with, her philosophies.


 Thank you to the screening sponsor