Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
Section: World Cinema
Country: USA | Year: 2019
Language(s): English | Time: 120 mins
From her childhood in a steel town 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.
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders has achieved critical acclaim photographing world leaders and major cultural figures. He has produced and directed 13 documentary films including the Grammy-winning Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart (1998), and The Black List (2008), which won him the NAACP Spirit Award.