maya angelou – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: DOWN IN THE DELTA

Director of DOWN IN THE DELTA Maya Angelou was an alum of AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women – and star Alfre Woodard is a recipient of an Honorary Degree from the AFI Conservatory.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream DOWN IN THE DELTA DOWN IN THE DELTA - Reelgood LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB...

AFI Movie Club: THE BLACK CANDLE

Narrated by AFI Directing Workshop for Women alum Maya Angelou, THE BLACK CANDLE traces the growth of Kwanzaa out of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements in the 1960s to its modern-day incarnation as a Pan-African holiday celebrated by millions around the world.  Watch director M.K. Asante go "Behind the Scene" and talk about filming THE BLACK CANDLE in this exclusive conversation. MOVIE TRIVIA DID YOU KNOW? THE BLACK CANDLE marks the first feature documentary film created about Kwanzaa.  DID...

The AFI DOCS Interview: MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE Directors Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn Whack

Co-directors Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack present a lovingly crafted and stunningly comprehensive portrait of the esteemed Dr. Maya Angelou with MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE.  The incredible story is told by Angelou herself, along with a remarkable cast of contemporaries from her careers as actress, writer, poet and activist.  In chronicling Angelou’s…
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