Free to the Public
Film Screening Online Event:
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth
October 14th, 7-9 pm
Featuring moderator Rachael Bush with panelists Linda D. Addison, Joanne Moore, and Aminah Mae Safi
The League of Utah Writers is proud to partner with the Utah Film Center to screen Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, a documentary about her extraordinary journey and host a post-film discussion.
This film tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman’s journey
from her birth in a paper-thin shack in the cotton fields of Georgia to her
recognition as a key writer of the twentieth century. Walker made history as the first black woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple. A universal story of triumph against all odds not that different from Walker’s own.
Born the eighth child of sharecroppers, her early life unfolded in the midst of violent racism and poverty during some of the most turbulent years of social/political changes in the U.S. The film offers a penetrating look at the life and art of an artist, a self-confessed renegade and human rights activist.'