Game Changers: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise



Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Feb 21, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Runtime:114 min
Country Listing:USA
Rating:Not yet rated (STC)
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Bob Hercules
Rita Coburn Whack
Cinema Extra
Featuring:Maya Angelou
Bill Clinton
Hilary Clinton
Lou Gossett Jr.
Oprah Winfrey
Alfred Woodard


Discover the incomparable Maya Angelou with this unforgettable journey through her life and work. From brutally hardscrabble roots in Depression-era South, to coordinator for Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, comrade of Malcolm X, and eyewitness to the Watts riots—Angelou’s life has uncannily intersected with some of the most profound moments in American civil rights history. With an incredible cast of interviewees including Bill and Hillary Clinton and Oprah Winfrey, and a treasure trove of archival footage, And Still I Rise is a celebration of a beacon of wisdom and hope.

Co-presented by A Different Booklist.

Additional Information

Game Changers: Throughout Black History Month, our popular series pays tribute to Black cultural visionaries who inspire us to push ahead at a time of profound social change.

Winner—Audience Award, Best Feature, AFI DOCS 2016

"Captures Angelou's power and elegance." – The Guardian

"Stirring documentary explores the personal strength and talents of Maya Angelou." – The Hollywood Reporter

"The wide sweep of her immensely varied and fascinating life." – Variety