Her Voice

Mavis!

Discover the amazing story behind music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples (The Staple Singers).

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USA 2015
Dir Jessica Edwards
80min
Digital
Certificate PG

Gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group The Staple Singers have inspired millions of people and were a mainstay at rallies led by Dr Martin Luther King. Mavis’ remarkable life is captured here on film for the first time, in documentary that features powerful live performances, rare archive footage and conversations with friends and contemporaries, including Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt and others. And at 81 she’s still making music, winning Grammy awards, and reaching a new generation of fans.