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Can love and independence coexist?
Baritone thunder. Snarling winds. Consuming downpours. Okeechobee, the hurricane of 1928, forced many to flee their ruined communities. But for Janie Crawford, it inspired an unexpected homecoming. So begins Zora Neale Hurston's acclaimed novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God," about a Black woman's quest for love and agency. Tanya Boucicaut dives into this classic of the Harlem Renaissance. [Directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat, narrated by Safia Elhillo, music by Cem Misirlioglu].