American Masters, in partnership with Women and Girls Lead, presents the special online social screening of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, as part of the official launch of the #SheDocs online film festival.
"Creation is a sustained period of bliss..." says writer Alice Walker in this web exclusive outtake from Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth.
Parmar talks about Walker's literary canon, the challenge of visual storytelling when the topic is literature, and what Parmar wanted to achieve, both artistically and as a record of Walker's contributions to women's history.
Alice Walker shares why she chose to keep and embrace her maiden name.
Actor and activist Danny Glover played the male lead in The Color Purple (1985), the film adaptation of Alice Walker's novel. In this film outtake, Glover speaks about Walker's literary work in the context of her continuous activism, beginning with the Civil Rights Movement in the South, where she was born and raised.
"It's not possible to separate Alice from her work," says writer and feminist Gloria Steinem, a lifelong friend of Walker's. "Of anyone I've ever known or could possibly imagine, she's the most true."
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth is the first film biography of writer and activist Alice Walker. Join Pratibha Parmar, the film's writer, director and producer, for a 20-minute online sneak preview of the film on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 5:30 pm.
The late Howard Zinn gave one of his final interviews for Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. Zinn likens Walker, his former college student, to Zora Neale Hurston, Walker's "hero," saying Walker was not afraid to offend either whites or blacks.
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