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Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

Synopsis
Feature film documentary. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple. Her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of profound social and political changes in North American history during the civil rights movement. Mixing powerful archival footage with testimonials from friends and colleagues audiences are shown the life and art of an artist, intellectual, self-confessed renegade and human rights activist.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2015
Year of production
2013
Subjects
Social Studies; History; Literature; Women’s studies
Keywords
civil rights; United States of America; social action; black Americans; activism

Credits

Director
Pratibha Parmar
Writer
Pratibha Parmar

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 NTSC
Price
$395
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
84 minutes
Year
2015

Production Company

Name

Independent Television Service (ITS)

Name

Kali 8 Production

Distributor

Name

Women Make Movies Inc

Email
info@wmm.com
Web
http://www.wmm.com External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 212 925 0606
Fax
+1 212 925 2052
Address
462 Broadway
Suite 500WS (at Grand Street)
New York
NY 10013
USA
Notes
US company distributing independent films by and about women. The collection consists of more than 500 documentary, experimental, animation, dramatic and mixed-genre titles. The films and videotapes represent a diversity of styles, subjects and perspectives in women’s lives.

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