Pratibha Parmar Talks ‘Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth’, Capturing the Essence of the Author

For many of us, our knowledge of Alice Walker begins and ends with her tenth, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple, and Steven Spielberg’s subsequent film adaptation.Documentarian and longtime friend of Walker, Pratibha Parmar, tells the story of Walker’s remarkably rich and incomparable life, in Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth. It’s a layered, visually stunning profile of one of the most significant figures in American literature (though she doesn’t get the credit for it, an injustice that sparked the idea for the film.) Walker, now nearly 70, has broken boundaries her whole life, shattering black and female stereotypes, freely dating both men and women, rushing to the front line of protests, and countless other feats of strength and audacity.

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