MAYA ANGELOU is of course best known as an author and poet but she was also a filmmaker.
She attended the AFI Directing Workshop for Women in 1974 and then in 1998 at the age of 70 directed her first feature film Down in the Delta.
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Read more about her:
Remembering Author Maya Angelou’s Film and TV Career
Variety Review of Down in the Delta
Maya Angelou Directed ‘Down In The Delta’
NY Times film review of Down in the Delta