The Pieces I Am offers an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the legendary storytelling and Nobel Prize winner. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to '70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing too, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literatures and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels 'The Bluest Eye', 'Sula' and 'Song of Solomon', her role as an editor of the iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University.
March 6 at Picturehouse Central: Caramel Film Club Presents: Toni Morrison The Pieces I Am
Ronke Adekoluejo, actress and writer (credits inc hit play THREE SISTERS, the film BEEN SO LONG and DOCTOR WHO)
David Kwaw Mensah, photographer, photo-blogger, former film journalist and editor for publications such as Live Magazine, Black Film and Media and Soul Culture.
Katherine O'Garro, educator, coach, author, and life-long proponent of social justice, she is currently co-creating a documentary entitled 'Carnival & Cricket'.
This event is presented in collaboration with Reclaim The Frame - a mission to bring ever-greater audiences to films by women to widen and enrich cinema’s perspective of the world, run by charity Birds’ Eye View, and backed by the BFI’s Audience Fund.