“Georgia, Georgia”, a 1972 film directed by Stig Björkman, also carries the distinction of being the first screenplay written by a black woman, Maya Angelou. Angelou herself appeared in several films starting from the late 1950’s as either a dancer or an actress, she is uncredited in some of her roles.
The film, which stars Diana Sands and Dirk Benedict is a provocative (for it’s time) love drama about a black singer who falls in love with a white photographer. “Georgia, Georgia” was first shown at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival. Watch a short collection of clips below.
If you’d like to see more, “Georgia, Georgia” is available for purchase online.