Mavis! (2015)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Social History, Vocal Music  |   Run Time - 80 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jennifer Lackman

This documentary provides an in-depth look at the life of legendary soul singer Mavis Staples and her family group, the Staple Singers. Mavis was a trailblazer who developed a unique gospel sound and was actively involved in the civil rights movement. The film utilizes live performances, interviews with collaborators and archival footage to cover the span of her 60 year career. Directed by Jessica Edwards. (The Landfill).

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Black [race], blues-music, Civil-Rights-Movement, gospel-music, race/ethnicity, soul-music, voice [singing]