Film: Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth
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There's no escaping it. The dirty little secret is out.
The intense love affair between Celie and Shug in Alice Walker's 1982 Pulitzer prise-winning novel, The Colour Purple, shines a bright light on the fact that black women were having sex with other black women everywhere, even in the Deep South during Jim Crow.
Poet/author/feminist/civil rights movement activist Walker finds herself in a firestorm of controversy. Wedged between the crosshairs of two struggles, sexism and racism, Walker retreats to what she does best - write. Award-winning director, Pratibha Parmar, crafts a marvellously captivating portrait that delicately peels back layer upon layer, delivering deeply into the art and soul of one of the most socially transformational writers of our times.
Walker's extraordinary rise to prominence; her serial bisexuality and shocking affair with Tracy Chapman, and her estranged relationship from her only daughter, Rebecca - nothing seems to be left off the table. Featuring interviews with Sapphire, Sonia, Sanchez, Gloria Steinem, Yoko Ono, Stephen Spielberg and Danny Glover, this visually striking documentary takes a rare look at a living legend.
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