Ava DuVernay, Filmmaker
Ava is one busy lady. After directing three documentaries, she became the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Her film, Middle of Nowhere, is a story about the experiences of a woman who has lost her husband to prison. She is also founder of AFFRM (African American Film Festival Releasing Movement), an organization that seeks to empower black filmmakers.
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