BFI Women of the World Festival and African Odysseys have joined forces to present the first doc to be made about inspirational, multi-talented woman Maya Angelou, author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The even will also include a post screening discussion led by Dr Althea Legal-Miller.

The first feature doc to be made about the inspirational life of writer, poet and actress Maya Angelou (I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) also highlights her work as an activist, actor, singer and dancer.

Narrated largely by Angelou, the film also features rare and intimate archive footage of some of the defining moments of the 20th century – such as the Civil Rights movement and Pan-Africanism – as well as conversations with family and friends including Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, James Baldwin, Alfre Woodard and Cicely Tyson.


WOW & African Odysseys Present London Premiere of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Thursday 09 March 2017 18:10 – to book tickets go to the BFI website.