Maya Angelou was a lion in the civil rights movement, a poet, author, actress, singer and editor. After a rich and full life she passed away in May of 2014. Finally she is getting her own documentary, set to air on the PBS series American Masters next year, made by her close friends Rita Coburn Whack and Bob Hercules.
There is a catch, the film needs some funding to cross the finish line and be ready for the it’s debut. As they say on their Kickstarter page:
With a story so vast and varied, there are tremendous archival licensing rights costs for images and footage that we need to account for. In addition, we need to finish the final edits, plus mixing, and color correction.
They have set up a pretty extensive Kickstarter page, which includes a 5 minute clip from the film. They talk about their motivations for the making the film and some of the amazing artist they have collaborated with in order to get the film made.
The page is here if you want to contribute. They have raised over $31,000 towards their goal of $150,000.