Portrait of Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

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This documentary offers an intimate meditation on the acclaimed author. From her childhood in an Ohio steel town to book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads us on an exploration of race, history, America, and the human condition. Weaving together art, history, and literature, the film covers Morrison’s many critically acclaimed works as well as her time teaching at Princeton University and her role as an editor of iconic African American literature. (2019, dir. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 120 min.)

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