Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth Pratihba Parmer, U.S., 2013, 84 min. Sunday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Webster U./Moore "Alice Walker" tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman's journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th century. Walker made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her groundbreaking novel "The Color Purple," a universal story of triumph against all odds not that different from Walker's own, who was the eighth child of sharecroppers. Walker's early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of social and political changes in the U.S. The film offers a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, a self-confessed renegade, and a human-rights activist. In addition to Walker, interview subjects range from Whoopi Goldberg and Steven Spielberg to Angela Davis and "Push" author Sapphire.
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