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DEI Summer Film Screening: Toni Morrison - The Pieces I Am

July 11, 2020

Please join us for a DEI summer film screening of Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am throughout July.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is as an artful and intimate meditation on the legendary Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author that examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. 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 room, 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, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels “Beloved,” “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon,” her role as an editor of iconic African American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. - PBS

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8sUwXTWb4M

 

NOTE: To access the film portal, community members must be connected to WPI's VPN via the Pulse Secure client or the GlobalProtect client. Students should use the GlobalProtect client. 

Once connected, you can access the film at this link: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Note on film access
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