2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Director: Rita Coburn-Whack, Bob Hercules

Film Summary

Black Lens | 1:54 | 2016 | USA | | View Website

A genuine American icon receives the moving and personal portrait she so richly deserves in Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. The film focuses on Angelou’s prolific accomplishments and allows her to tell her life story in her own words. Co-directed by MFF2011 alum Bob Hercules (A Good Man), this documentary spotlights her career, relationships, and activism as well as the obstacles she overcame in her ascension toward luminary status.

Director Rita Coburn-Whack, Bob Hercules
Cast Maya Angelou, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Common, Quincy Jones, Oprah Winfrey, Alfre Woodard, Lou Gossett Jr., Guy Johnson, Cicely Tyson, John Singleton, Nikki Giovanni, Robert Loomis, Jules Feiffer
Executive Producer Reuben Cannon, Sally Jo Fifer, Chris Gardner, Marquetta Glass, Michael Kantor, Raymond Lambert, Steve Sarowitz, Regina K. Scully
Producer Jay Alix, Rita Coburn-Whack, Bob Hercules, Una Jackman
Cinematographer Keith Walker
Editor Lillian E. Benson, David E. Simpson

Film Sponsor

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Community Partners

Milwaukee Black Businesses, Marquette University Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin