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The first documentary about Dr. Maya Angelou, created by some of the people who knew her best.
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    TEACHER'S REWARD - LESSON PLAN

    Receive an exclusive PDF of a curated lesson plan including suggested educational materials for a 'Dr Maya Angelou' inspirational day at school.

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    PDF TIMELINE OF DR. ANGELOU'S INCREDIBLE LIFE, COMPILED BY THE FILMMAKERS

    Receive a timeline of Dr. Angelou’s life and work, which will be delivered in a PDF.

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    DIGITAL SCRIPT OF THE FILM

    Get a digital copy of the script, signed by the filmmakers, with their notes included. Plus, the digital reward above.

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    COPY OF THE FILM

    Receive a digital download of The Maya Angelou Documentary when it’s available. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    LIST OF DR. ANGELOU'S 75 MOST READ BOOKS

    Receive a PDF of the 75 most read books from Dr. Angelou’s personal library. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    EXCLUSIVE TEACHER'S PDF PACKAGE

    Receive all of our PDF rewards - Lesson Plan, Timeline of Dr. Angelou's life, and 75 most read books from Dr. Angelou’s personal library. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    THE MAYA ANGELOU DOCUMENTARY TOTE

    Receive a limited edition Maya Angelou Documentary tote. Only available during this campaign. Designed by Gene Tinnie, a friend to Dr. Angelou. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    LIMITED EDITION SHIRT #1, BY MICKALENE THOMAS

    Receive a limited edition shirt designed exclusively for our campaign by artist Mickalene Thomas (Male S, M, L, XL ). Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    LIMITED EDITION SHIRT #2, BY NINA CHANEL ABNEY

    Receive a limited edition shirt designed exclusively for our campaign by artist Nina Chanel Abney (Male S, M, L, XL). Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    LIMITED EDITION SHIRT #3, BY DERRICK ADAMS

    Receive a limited edition shirt designed exclusively for our campaign by artist Derrick Adams (Male S, M, L, XL). Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    LIMITED EDITION SHIRT #4, BY HANK WILLIS THOMAS

    Receive a limited edition shirt designed exclusively for our campaign by artist Hank Willis Thomas (Male S, M, L, XL). Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    EXCLUSIVE PRINT OF FAITH RINGGOLD'S "MAYA'S QUILT OF LIFE"

    Receive a limited edition print of MAYA’S QUILT OF LIFE by artist Faith Ringgold, which Oprah Winfrey commissioned for Dr. Angelou’s 61st birthday. The print is 18" by 24" with a matte finish. Only available during this campaign. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    EXCLUSIVE PRINT OF PHOEBE BEASLEY'S "SISTER SOOKIE'S FUNERAL"

    Receive a limited edition print of SISTER SOOKIE’S FUNERAL by artist Phoebe Beasley, which Dr. Angelou owned and drew inspiration from. The print is 20" by 16" with a matte finish. Only available during this campaign. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    EXCLUSIVE PRINT OF PHOEBE BEASLEY'S "BATTLE OF THE BIG HORNS"

    Receive a limited edition print of BATTLE OF THE BIG HORNS by artist Phoebe Beasley, which hung in Dr. Angelou's home and reflected her love of music. The print is 24" by 48" with a matte finish. Only available during this campaign. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    THREE LIMITED EDITION SHIRTS

    Receive your choice of three limited edition shirts, which were designed exclusively for our campaign (Male S, M, L) . Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    SIGNED “HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT” MOVIE POSTER

    Receive a limited edition “How to Make An American Quilt” movie poster signed by the cast with papers from the artist. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE NYC SCREENING

    Receive two tickets to the NYC screening of The Maya Angelou Documentary where you can meet the directors and producers at a VIP gathering before the screening. Location to be announced in the month prior.

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    PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE LA SCREENING

    Receive two tickets to the LA screening of The Maya Angelou Documentary where you can meet the directors and producers at a VIP gathering before the screening. Location to be announced in the month prior.

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    PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE CHICAGO SCREENING

    Receive two tickets to the Chicago screening of The Maya Angelou Documentary where you can meet the directors and producers at a VIP gathering before the screening. Location to be announced in the month prior.

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    WALK ON ROLE IN A REUBEN CANNON TELEVISION SERIES, FEATURE FILM, OR MADE FOR TV FILM

    Join the cast of a Reuben Cannon Entertainment production with this non-speaking, walk-on role in a television series, feature film, or made for TV film. Also take home a picture of you and the director. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    BRONZE CAST OF "THE ANGEL" BY CRISTOBAL GABARRON

    Receive a bronze cast of a sculpture by artist Cristobal Gabarron, which Dr. Angelou named "THE ANGEL" and placed on the piano in her living room. Each sculpture will be numbered and inscribed with the artist's signature and stands on a marble base. Includes a print of the poem "Amazement Awaits" signed "Joy!" by Dr. Angelou. Plus, your name in the rolling credits of the film and the digital awards above.

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    DOCUMENTARY PATRON

    Make a significant difference in the making of this documentary and see your name in the credits. You will also be one of the first to see the film with an invitation to a screening in one of the host cities listed above. All four t-shirt designs will be included in this reward as well as a print of your choice. Plus, all digital rewards.

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    STAINLESS STEEL CAST OF "THE ANGEL" BY CRISTOBAL GABARRON

    Receive a stainless steel cast of a sculpture by artist Cristobal Gabarron, which Dr. Angelou named "The Angel" and placed on the piano in her living room. Each sculpture will be numbered and inscribed with the artist's signature and stands on a marble base. Includes a print of the poem "Amazement Awaits" signed "Joy!" by Dr. Angelou. Plus, your name in the rolling credits of the film and the digital awards above.

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    CHRIS GARDNER SPEAKING EVENT

    Inspirational and motivational speaker Chris Gardner, author of bestselling autobiography THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, the man Will Smith portrayed in the film of the same name, and friend of Dr. Angelou’s, will speak at your event. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    AMAZEMENT AWAITS POEM PRINT

    Receive a limited edition print of the poem Amazement Awaits, which was written by Dr. Angelou for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Signed by Dr. Angelou and Cristobal Gabarron. Only available during this campaign. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    “AND STILL I RISE” POEM SIGNED BY DR. ANGELOU

    Receive a copy of Dr. Angelou’s poem “And Still I Rise,” signed by Dr. Angelou with the words “Joy! Maya Angelou,” on card stock. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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    1 OF THE 3 RARE ORIGINAL COPIES OF DR. ANGELOU'S INAUGURAL POEM "ON THE PULSE OF MORNING," SIGNED BY DR. ANGELOU

    Receive one of the three remaining copies of Dr. Angelou's poem "On the Pulse of Morning," signed by Dr. Angelou, which she read at President Bill Clinton's inauguration. Plus, the digital rewards above.

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