First Feature Length Documentary On Maya Angelou Currently In The Works
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First Feature Length Documentary On Maya Angelou Currently In The Works

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You’d think that there would have already been a documentary

about the amazing life and career of Maya Angelou. But surprisingly there hasn’t

been one.

That is until now…

Chicago

based filmmaker Bob Hercules – who previously directed documentaries about the controversial Catholic priest and community

activist Father Michael Pfleger (Radical Disciple),

the Bill T Jones documentary, A Good Man, and Perseverance: The Story of

Dr. Billy Taylor – through his production company Media Process Group, is now well into making the first feature

length film documentary about Dr. Angelou, to be called Maya Angelou: The People’s Poet.

In addition, the film has just received two major grants – from National Endowment for the Arts and the Independent Television Service – towards both production and

post-production of the project.

No word on when the film will be ready for release, but, most likely sometime next year at the earliest.

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