Angelou on Burns

County Buildings
Wed 2 Oct

Amazingly at the age of eight on the dirt roads of Arkansas, Dr. Maya Angelou, poet, novelist, educator and civil rights activist discovered the poetry of Robert Burns.

In 1996 Elly Taylor made a film exploring the strong parallels that existed in their lives.  Dr Angelou flew across the Atlantic to Scotland to meet local Burnsians in Ayrshire and experience the work and genius of Burns first hand.   For her it was an emotional journey. This rare screening is followed by a discussion with director Elly Taylor and international Burns scholar Dr. Valentina Bold (who features in the film). The event will be curated by Shona Thomson from A Kind of Seeing, with thanks to Taylored Productions Ltd. [515]

(Director: Elly Taylor, 1996, 48 mins, Recommended Certificate 12)