Ava Duvernay Addresses America’s Past

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The "Selma" Director Speaks Out

Despite her Oscar-nominated and critically acclaimed films that tackle issues of racial injustice, Hollywood director Ava DuVernay reminds us that America still has a long way to go. In a recent interview with The Guardian, the Compton-born DuVernay discusses her new film, “13th”, and how the country needs to keep an open dialogue in regards to its painful past.

DuVernay has established herself as one of the most important documentarians in Hollywood and this year is up for her first nomination as director. If you haven’t seen “13th” yet on Netflix, trust me, it’s 100% worth it. The film depicts the tumultuous history of African-Americans since the 13th amendment and the ongoing institutional problems that followed each generation up until today.

Ava Duvernay, Director of Selma and 13th

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Find out what Ava had to say