19 September 2022, 12:00 am
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (UK)
Programme Type
Films and Exhibitions, Webcasts
End Date
25 September 2022, 11:59 pm

(92 min; 2016; English and with English subtitles)
Directors: Bob Hercules, Rita Coburn Whack

A BBC One Imagine production
Presented by Alan Yentob

Multiple award winner including Audience Award for Feature Documentary, AFI Docs Festival 2016; Feature Film Award for Best International Documentary, Galway Film Fleadh 2016; Festival Prize, Best Documentary, Black Film Festival Montreal 2016; Audience Award for Feature Film, Milwaukee Film Festival 2016; Peabody Award Winner 2018; among others

Maya Angelou was born into a world that barely valued her at all, but her death in 2014, at the age of 86, occasioned worldwide mourning. A poet, playwright, author, dancer, singer, actor, film director and political activist, she transcended everybody's expectations of what a poor black girl from St Louis could become. Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack's in-depth documentary charts the full course of her life and includes extensive interview footage with the great woman herself.