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19-26 September

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

This is the first ever documentary about Dr. Maya Angelou. Through the lens of her inner circle, this film weaves her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos, which paint hidden moments of her exuberant life during some of America’s most defining civil rights moments. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her swinging soirees with Malcolm X in Ghana to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton, we are given special access to Dr. Angelou whose indelible charm and quick wit make it easy to love her.




Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise


Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack

Year of Release:



The United States of America



Type / Genre:

Documentary Feature


112 minutes



Show Times:

Thu 22 Sept, 3.30pm, MovieTowne POS Screen 7
Fri 23 Sept, 5.00pm, UWI Noor Hassanali Auditorium, Q+A/Panel Discussion
Sun 25 Sept, 6.00pm, MovieTowne Tobago


Caribbean Premiere

About the Director

Bob Hercules is an Independent Filmmaker whose recent films Include “Joffrey: Mavericks Of American Dance” And “Bill T. Jones: A Good Man”.  Hercules’ 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.

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. Under her direction Maya Angelou’s Radio Show for Oprah Radio won various awards. Her Company RCW Media Productions, Inc. produced Maya Angelou’s Black History Month Specials distributed by Public Radio International 2011, 2012 And 2013.

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