Films

  • The Black Candle

    The Black Candle

    Directed by M.K. Asante, Narrated & Poetry by Maya Angelou

    With original poetry and narration by Dr. Angelou, The Black Candle is an award-winning documentary that uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to celebrate the African-American experience. Please visit www.theblackcandle.com

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  • Down in the Delta

    Down in the Delta

    Directed by Maya Angelou

    Down in the Delta brings together an outstanding cast of stars in an uplifting story of family, community, and friendship!

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  • Poetic Justice

    Poetic Justice

    Directed by John Singleton, Poetry Written by Maya Angelou

    A recluse whose singular form of expression is her poetry and a postal carrier who records rap songs to voice his inner rage struggle to find love, hope, and personal transformation.

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  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    Directed by Fielder Cook, Based on the Book by Maya Angelou

    Diahann Carroll, Esther Rolle, and Ruby Dee star in this feature-length film based on Maya Angelou’s autobiographic book. It is a story of struggle and personal triumph for Angelou growing up in Stamps, Arkansas, and St. Louis.

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