This profile of renowned poet, singer, dancer, and civil-rights activist Maya Angelou explores her impact on American life and culture. The documentary includes archival footage and interviews with such friends as Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, John Singleton, and Quincy Jones. Directed by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack.
"Footage of her singing and acting will be most eye-opening for those who regard Ms. Angelou as only a writer; recollections by her and other performers of the landmark play 'The Blacks' are among the films best moments..." - 10/13/2016 New York Times
"In new interviews, conducted during the last years of her life, her elegance is magnificent, her self-possession as formidable as ever." - 10/13/2016 Los Angeles Times