Angelou on Burns (1995)

Angelou on Burns
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 0hr 48mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Phyllis Ironside Editor n/a 172 7000001
Paul Riley Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Maya Angelou Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Elly Taylor Producer n/a 3 3000001
Elly Taylor Director n/a 2 2000001
African-Amercian writer and poet Maya Angelou first discovered and was inspired by Robert Burns on the dirt roads of Arkensas at the age of eight. She was mute and living in a a poor, small town: "He was the first white man I read who seemed to understand that a human being was a human being and that we are more alike than unalike." Commemorating the bicentenary of the death of Robert Burns, Angelou made a pilgrimage to Burns country in Scotland and met with enthusiastic and fanatical Burnsians, who threw a party in honor of her vist and Burns' genius. In this film she explores her passion for his work and the parallels she sees in their lives, including their common roots in poverty, early love of literatiure and music, latter-day fame, commitment to liberty and equality, religious faith and passion.