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ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH
"An intimate, exquisitely rendered portrait of one of the great artists of our time."
Ava DuVernay, Director,
By award winning filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, and broadcast on American Masters | PBS, ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTHis the first film biography of writer and activist Alice Walker. Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple.
Mixing powerful archival footage with moving 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 offers audiences a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, intellectual, self-confessed renegade and human rights activist.
Pratibha Parmar's award-winning work has helped change the contours of popular discourse on race, feminism, sexuality and creativity. WMM proudly distributes a large collection of Pratibha's films, four of which are included in the 2015/16 Catalog: A PLACE OF RAGE, THE RIGHTEOUS BABES, KHUSH and WARRIOR MARKS. We invite you to watch a free preview of her seminal work WARRIOR MARKS, executive produced by Alice Walker.
Executive Produced by Alice Walker, WARRIOR MARKS is a poetic and political film about female genital mutilation. This remarkable film unlocks some of the cultural and political complexities surrounding this issue. Click here to watch a free preview. This link expires on May 12, 2015.
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Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone.