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Angelou on Burns
48-minutes
Maya Angelou makes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of Robert Burns in Scotland to explore the strong parallels in their lives.
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Angelou on Burns

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48 minutes

Angelou on Burns

‘On the dirt roads of Arkansas I first met Robert Burns.’

Dr Maya Angelou, the African American poet and writer, discovered Robert Burns when she was eight. She was poor, black and mute living in Stamps, Arkansas. In this film she explores the strong parallels that exist in their lives. She meets enthusiastic and fanatical Burnsians, who welcome her to a party in Ayrshire in honour of her visit and Burns’ genius.

Filmmaker Notes:

An award winning hour documentary for TV and theatrical release. Funded by BBC and the Scottish Screen lottery. Winner Best Entertainment Programme at the CRE Race in the Media Awards 1996. Finalist in the Media Net Awards Munich Film Festival 1996. Bafta Scotland nominee 1997.

 

Sound……………………..Douglas Kerr
Camera…………………..Paul Riley
Editor……………………..Phyllis Ironside
Produced & Directed….Elly M Taylor

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