Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth


USA/UK | Director Pratibha Parmar | 84 Minutes


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This feature documentary offers an insightful and sensitive portrait of the renowned writer, feminist and activist, Alice Walker.

Walker is best known for her acclaimed novel, The Color Purple, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction – the first black woman to do so.

Walker provides some remarkable reflections about her personal life. The film also features generous contributions from fellow writers and activists, friends, former lovers and key people involved in the film adaptation of The Color Purple  including Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover and Quincy Jones.

From her poor upbringing in the southern U.S. state of Georgia, to her involvement in the civil rights movement of the 1960s and her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century, Alice Walker’s journey is truly a remarkable one.

“The attractively made doc will delight those who are passionate about Walker and connect some dots for those who know her mostly for The Color Purple.”  The Hollywood Reporter

 


16 Feb 2014, 4.00pm


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