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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Score: 10 / 10
Released: July 5, 2019
Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Producer: Chad Thompson, Johanna Giebelhaus, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Tommy Walker
Studio: Mongrel Media
Cast: Toni Morrison, Oprah Winfrey
Genre: Documentary
Length: 119 minutes

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am Overview

An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to '70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature.

Inspired to write because no one took a little black girl seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels The Bluest Eye, Sula and Song of Solomon, her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.

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