Morrison gave a completely new meaning to the idea of “black literature.” In the long interview that forms the backbone of this film portrait, she says, “I spent my entire writing life trying to make sure that the white gaze was not the dominant one in any of my books.” While her work certainly gave space to previously unheard black perspectives and stories, it was ultimately concerned with the true nature of humanity. Her writing inspired many other people, as we discover in interviews with fellow African­American writers and cultural icons, including Oprah, Angela Davis and Walter Mosley.