Going to Mars: 2023 The Nikki Giovanni Project is a documentary film focused on the life of an American poet, Nikki Giovanni. The movie provides a highly detailed account of Giovanni’s life and the periods she lived through, from the Black Arts Movement to the Black Lives Matter and Civil Rights Movement.

The movie is written and directed by Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson. It had a limited theatrical release on November 3rd, 2023. The movie won the Grand Jury Prize for U.S. Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. The movie brilliantly weaves vintage film, modern footage and Giovanni’s poetry to provide a colorful mosaic of the great poet. The documentary is narrated by the actress Taraji P. Henson.

‘Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project’ Release date and time

The release date and time of this award-winning documentary is Monday, January 8th, 2024 at 9 PM on HBO.

What to expect from ‘Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project’?

The documentary film is visually stunning and covers the life of this bright artist and her poetry through the decades. As a whole, the movie is woven out of memories and chapters in American history. It’s an imaginative as well as visually distinct adaptation of her verses. Here’s what you get through this masterpiece: –

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  • An in-depth look at Nikki Giovanni’s life: The film deals with the things Giovanni achieved, her position as an elusive survivor and finally her desire to go on some kind of adventure or space travel.
  • Exploration of her poetry: The movie pays tribute to Giovanni’s poetry and portrays her as an ideal character.
  • The interweaving of past and present: The documentary cleverly uses scenes from the present day along with old films and Giovanni’s poetry to create a vivid, detailed portrayal of the master poet.
  • Highlighting her iconoclast status: In the movie, Giovanni is portrayed as an iconoclast who managed to escape easy identification, this makes her an extraordinary and often elusive survivor.
  • Addressing controversial topics: The documentary discusses the controversies surrounding Giovanni’s life and career, putting forward a balanced portrait of her complicated personality.

Where to watch ‘Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project’?

You can watch Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project on HBO, and you can stream it on Max.

Watch the trailer here

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