“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am” is a 2019 documentary about the life and literary career of Toni Morrison. On a personal level the documentary follows Morrison’s life from her childhood in Lorain, Ohio to her impactful career as a visionary editor working at a major publishing company in New York City. But tying it all together are the stories of the inspiration behind her legendary novels and the importance of her transformative writing style.
“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise” is the first feature documentary about the life and legacy of Maya Angelou. Having began her creative career as a singer and dancer, Angelou later rose to to higher prominence as a poet and writer. Her illustrious career as a memoirist began with the classic “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”. The Peabody Award winning documentary serves as a visual accompaniment to her collection of memoirs by telling the story of Angelou’s life with her voice and through photographs and video clips.
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