NewsKET Releases 'Becoming bell hooks' Documentary

KET Releases ‘Becoming bell hooks’ Documentary

The documentary features words from the late Kentucky author, read by Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer and commentary from hooks’ sister.

Kentucky Educational Television has produced and released Becoming bell hooks, a documentary honoring legendary feminist author and Kentucky native bell hooks.

The documentary features words from hooks, read by Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer, and interviews with feminist activist Gloria Steinem, Kentucky writers Crystal Wilkinson and Silas House, and bell’s younger sister, Gwenda Motley, to help bring hooks’ story together.

“It’s hard to imagine anyone who wouldn’t be enchanted, educated, and made happier by her books,” Steinem said, according to Hoptown Chronicle. The activist called hooks “one of the most universal writers and universal people.”

The Feb. 27 documentary premiere coincided with preview screenings in Louisville and Lexington to honor hooks’ advocacy. KET posted a special thanks to students Savannah B., Akhira U., Deidra W., Jazmin W., and Meg W., who read an excerpt from one of hooks’ works, “Belonging: A Culture of Place.”

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Source: Black Enterprise

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