Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth

A lyrical tribute to the groundbreaking novelist and poet

2013 | Running Time: 84 minutes | Rating: NR

This film tells the extraordinary story of Alice Walker’s journey from her birth in a shack in Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th century. Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple, since adapted into a Hollywood movie and Broadway musical. The film spans Walker’s involvement in the civil rights movement as well as the criticism she received through her career for personal and artistic choices, and includes interviews with Gloria Steinem, Danny Glover, Angela Davis, Sapphire and Steven Spielberg. ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH premiered at the 2013 Women of the World Festival at the Southbank Center in London. Filmmakers: Pratibha Parmar, Producer/Director; Shaheen Haq, Producer

Chicago International Film Festival 2013: Audience Choice Award (nomination)
Seattle International Film Festival 2013: Documentary Award and Golden Space Needle Award (nomination)
Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2013: Best Documentary (Director), Best Documentary
Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film Festival 2014: Best Documentary

 

“We are in need of more films like Beauty In Truth.”

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