Next year many literary lovers can rejoice because PBS announced this week that the Lorraine Hansberry documentary, Sigthed Eyes/Feeling Heart will air on January 19, 2018. This is part of the network’s American Master’s “Inspiring Woman” campaign. The highly-anticipated documentary on the activist and artist will chronicle the life of the history making playwright, as the first Black woman to create a play that was performed on Broadway.
She is the genius behind the play A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry is also known for incorporating activism into her art to create awareness. The film will be narrated by LaTanya Richardson-Jackson. Viewers can expect to see interviews with some icons such as Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Louis Gossett Jr. and Ruby Dee. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.
American Masters -Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart premieres nationwide on Friday, January 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS.