Oprah Winfrey pays tribute to Hollywood icon with documentary ‘Sidney Poitier’

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Oprah Winfrey pays tribute to a Hollywood icon with the documentary ‘Sidney Poitier’ – Patrix 89 (INSTAGRAM SPECIAL)

The revealing documentary “Sidney Poitier” soon to be released on Apple TV, produced as a tribute by Oprah Winfreyaddresses the legacy of famed actor, director and activist Sidney Poitier, as the Hollywood icon he was, as well as his work for human rights movements.

The documentary “Sidney Poitier” contains interviews with Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Robert Redford, Lenny Kravitz, Barbra Streisand and Spike Lee, among other names; and in collaboration with Oprah, it is produced by Darik Murray, in close collaboration with the de Poitier family.

Directed by Reginald Hudlin and written by Jesse James Miller, produced by Harpo Productions and Network Entertainment, the documentary has a preview date in Mexico on Friday, September 23 on Apple TV.

Oprah Winfrey talks about her love and admiration for Sidney Poitier

This production is part of Oprah Winfrey’s admiration for Sidney Poitier, who she said is her role model in the Hollywood industry. With impeccable moral quality and an impeccable scale of values, she commented on how revolutionary it was to see him on screen and how every conversation she had with the activist also filled her with inspiration.

And is that, it is not too much, being the first African American to win an Oscar, the actor changed the journalist’s life and pays homage to him by producing the documentary “Sidney Poitier” for Apple TV. In an interview for Who the presenter tells of her love for the actor.

The Emmy-winning host revealed that there were many moments she lived with the star that laid the foundation for the African American community in Hollywood. It was he, as Oprah rightly describes, who gave the first push, for what today allows great blockbusters with Afro-descendant actors and actresses.

In addition, Portier was not only involved in the show, as the presenter recounts in an anecdote of the actor, where he describes how Poitier was in the middle of the road with a 150 thousand dollar briefcase and the Ku Klux Klan chasing him, as he was going. to hand over the money to the civil rights movement. Emphasizing in this way the radicalism and social commitment that Sydney had.

The documentary ‘Sidney Poitier’ is built around a series of interviews that Oprah Winfrey held with the actor for two days, so we can hear his story firsthand, “we wanted him to tell us his stories live, to have those filming with him talking about his life “, commented the presenter.

By Eduardo Ramos

Source: Nacion Flix