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Clip Tease: ‘Maya Angelou And Still I Rise’

Maya Angelou was a full instrument of art. As an eloquent poet, actress, and stern activist, her voice, which she had once chose to silence, blossomed in performance.

A warrior of words and a lightening bolt of creative energy, Dr. Angelou’s story – from her pains to her passions- will gain an in-depth spotlight in its first feature-length documentary, Maya Angelou And Still I Rise, premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Within in the documentary, from the minds of Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, is a segment that highlights Maya Angelou’s days as “Miss Calypso” in the late 1950s.

It was a time where Afro-Caribbean music off Broadway was the trend and Maya Angelou was a divine headliner.

“I recall Maya making her entrance…very tall, very grand…no shoes,” actress Diahann Carroll states in the film. “She was an original [that’s] surely an understatement.”

Watch the clip tease here.