Behind The Scenes With Common On The Set Of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Angelou’s story from her childhood in the south, her days as a dancer and actress to her poem for Bill Clinton’s presidential inauguration. Oprah Winfrey, Cicely Tyson, Alfre Woodard, Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton, Valerie Simpson, Diahann Carroll, John Singleton and Louis Gossett Jr. are all interviewed.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. It has screened at several worldwide film festivals and won 17 awards on three continents.
American Masters has launched a yearlong online campaign, #InspiringWomanPBS honoring Dr. Angelou’s principles of community engagement, artistic expression, and academic success. People can share stories of extraordinary women in their lives via text, image or videos on the American Masters website(http://pbs.org/americanmasters) or Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram using hashtag #InspiringWomanPBS.