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Part of the Series: Icons Of Our Time
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Dickinson - The Life and Work of Emily Dickinson
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Käthe Kollwitz - A Conversation with Hildegard Bachert
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BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez - The Life of a Renowned Poet and Activist
This film offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet and activist Sonia Sanchez who describes herself as "a woman with razor blades between my teeth." A leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and inspiration to today's hip hop spoken word artists, Sanchez for…
Elgar's Enigma: Biography of a Concerto - A Story of Music, War & Heartbreak
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