A new film from Women Make Movies, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, might be of interest to you:
Broadcast on American Masters on PBS, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth is the first film biography of writer and activist Alice Walker. Most famous for her seminal novel The Color Purple, for which she won a Pulitzer Prize, Walker was raised in poverty in the rural South during the violent and seismic social changes of mid-20th century America. Women, poverty, and civil rights became the inherent themes in her writing. Mixing archival footage with testimonials from friends and colleagues such as Howard Zinn, Angela Y. Davis, Gloria Steinem, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Quincy Jones, Steven Spielberg, and Danny Glover, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth looks at the life and art of an artist, intellectual, self-confessed renegade and human rights activist.
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