A compelling story of a rebel poet, writer & human rights activist, Alice Walker.
“Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth” is a feature documentary film about life and times of American writer, Alice Walker who made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Literature for her ground breaking novel The Color Purple, made into a successful film by Steven Spielberg.
We all know well-behaved women rarely make history, but what of the rebels and writers, artists and activists who refuse to behave? They are the women who take the risks that change society. Who tells their stories? Alice Walker is one such woman, a risk-taker, a poet, human rights activist and novelist.
Director/Producer: Pratibha Parmar (“Khush”)
Producer: Shaheen Haq
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“Where were the stacks of films on women who have changed history and impacted on contemporary culture? I came to filmmaking from a passionate desire to see stories about women, particularly women of color rarely seen on mainstream television or cinema screens in all our/their complexity and nuance. Where are the in-depth explorations of women as thinkers, public intellectuals, women as history makers, who are inspirational leaders and role models for upcoming generations? Where indeed was a film on Alice Walker who is rightly considered one of 20th Century’s most significant writers? And so started the journey of this film.” — Pratibha Parmar
The film is in post-production with 90% of filming completed.