We can’t get enough of Ava DuVernay. She is the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival, for her second feature, Middle of Nowhere, in 2012. Her perspective is fresh, insightful and more reflective of Black women than most of what we see in film and television today. We marvel at the way she uses music and motion to communicate a vast array of emotions in her shorts. There are few directors, if any, who know how to lace a film with music and use its lyrics to tell a beautifully staged narrative. The Door, featured above, is an exceptional example of this. If you haven’t already, check out more of her work!
Have you ever experienced the genius of Ms. DuVernay? What do you consider to be her standout quality as a writer or director?
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