Ava DuVernay


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Of the 900 top-grossing films that hit screens in the last 9 years, only 34 women held the directing position.feedback
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Aug 03 2017
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Jan 24 2017

It's an honor ... to be nominated in a year that truly embraces and celebrates inclusion within our creative community.feedback

Jan 16 2017

Distraction is if I stop and try to talk to folks who have clearly demonstrated that they're not open to hearing that. What they will hear is what I do: How I move forward, the art that I make, the energy that I put out into the world.feedback

Jan 16 2017

To my humanity and what I'm doing.feedback

Jan 16 2017

It's not a one-answer question.feedback

Sep 06 2016

It's shot in a cinematic style, so you get 'a film' every week. I asked Oprah early on if she'd object to an all woman directorial team and she immediately loved the idea. This [series] was handmade by people of all colors and creeds, but I do think having an all woman directorial team adds something special. Women and people of color were involved in all facets of this project.feedback

Sep 06 2016

Positive characters are not anything I try to pursue and negative characters are not anything I try to pursue; I try to pursue complex characters, because who we are [as black people] is much more nuanced.feedback

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