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1 videocassette (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Based on the book by Maya Angelou.
Videocassette release of the 1978 motion picture by Tomorrow Entertainment.
Producer, Jean Moore Edwards ; director, Fielder Cook ; teleplay, Leonora Thuna, Maya Angelou.
Diahann Carroll, Ruby Dee, Esther Rolle.
Young Maya leads a precarious existence in racist, Depression-era Arkansas, where she is shunted between her grandmother's house and mother's -- where she is raped -- and withdraws into total silence. She endures to share her realization in her valedictory address: "In order to lift your voice, you have to lift your head."
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