Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

A Dokumentary by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. USA 2019, 120 min, OF

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ biographic documentary on Toni Morrison rather keeps her novels at distance. Instead, he focuses on the writer herself, offers space for memories, anecdotes and contemplation. He collages interview sequences with Morrison as well as comments by famous companions. Additionally, he uses historic material on the African-American liberation movement and visual works contemporary black artists to create a charismatic image of the writer.


Toni Morrison, who is the first African-American Nobel Prize winner, died in 2019. Greenfield-Sanders invites his audience to an intimate encounter with her that may offer new perspectives on her work.

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

SA 09/19/2020 | 6 PM | Schloßtheater: lit.DOK

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