I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Movie: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
- Director: Fielder Cook
- Stars: Art Evans, Diahann Carroll, Esther Rolle, Georgia Allen, J Don Ferguson, Johnny Lewis, Madge Sinclair, Paul Benjamin, Roger E Mosley, Ruby Dee, Sonny Jim Gaines, Tonea Stewart
- Release Date: April 28, 1979
- Run Time: 96 mins
- Genre: Biography, Drama
A true story based on the early life of actress, professor and author Maya Angelou. The story traces her life from when she and her brother move in with her mother to the trauma of being raped as a little girl by one of her mother’s boyfriends and the several years of silence that came after the attack.