Giving Voice

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Inspiring docu on writer's legacy; mature themes, language.

PG-13 2020 87 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+

Based on 1 review

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age 10+

“Giving Voice” to the Best in Us

This is a terrific documentary. Every student and every adult in America should see it. I love that Viola Davis says that acting “saved” her. Any creative person, any ethnic minority, any female, anyone who aspires to live and give with dignity will be encouraged. This documentary honors August Wilson and honors the people who have followed his Light. Please enjoy; and encourage others to see “Giving Voice”.

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