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Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY Scores ‘Teach Us All’ Education Documentary for Netflix

After securing Oscar and Emmy nominations for 13th, Ava DuVernay and Netflix have proven themselves to be an ideal documentary tag-team. Now, the two are in business again with Teach Us All, a film on American public education with a historical perspective on the 1957 integration by nine African-American students at the all-white Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. ARRAY, the…

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Ava DuVernay to Develop TV Series Adaption of Octavia Butler’s ‘Dawn’

The only thing better than news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn, is news of an Ava DuVernay-developed TV series adaption of literary legend Octavia Butler’s Dawn on Book Lovers Day. Dawn is the first book of what is arguably the best Sci-fi trilogy ever and DuVernay is…

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Ava DuVernay To Pay Homage to Central Park Five in New Netflix Series

All praises due to the Ava. The amazing director of Academy-Nominatied films Selma and 13th, Ava Duvernay has shared on social media that she is partering with Netflix for a five-episode series special on the Central Park Five. This follows her previous partnership with the streaming company for 13th, and is slated to be released sometime in 2019.…

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Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae, Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o’s Social Media-Inspired Film is in the Works

Yes, it is happening! The clever movie that a Tumblr user dreamt up of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o playing genius scammers is coming to Netflix. Once Lupita tweeted at Rihanna that she was down, Twitter users called upon Issa Rae and Ava DuVernay to bring the project to life. We can hardly believe it, but…

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Watch The Trailer For Ava DuVernay’s Netflix Documentary ‘The 13th’

Ava DuVernay continues on her quest to make Black Lives Matter with her latest endeavor, The 13th. The project is a new documentary about the history of the 13th Amendment. Although the amendment was put in place to ban slavery and involuntary servitude, the film will delve into the the interpretation of such a law and how…

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Ava DuVernay To Premiere New Film At NMAAHC

Queen Sugar director,  Ava DuVernay has enlisted some of Black Hollywood’s heavyweights for her latest venture. With acting from Don Cheadle, Regina King, Angela Bassett, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lupita Nyong’o, David Oyelowo, Michael Ealy, Andre Holland and Glynn Turman, August 28: A Day In The Life Of A People is a 22-minute short that follows six major events…

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Ava DuVernay, Ryan Coogler, and More Join Blackout For Human Rights To Pay Homage to Victims of Police Brutality

In a series of autobiographical videos, a handful of our brilliant stars pay homage to the men, women and children who’ve lost their lives due to police brutality. Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, Mara Brock Akil, and Common are only a few of the black actors and directors who highlight their lifetime accomplishments, and all…

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Ava DuVernay Makes History With ‘The 13th’ Documentary

The extraordinary Ava DuVernay is making history once again as her latest work, The 13th, will be the first non-fiction film to open the New York Film Festival. A documentary titled with an allusion to the 13th Amendment, calls attention to the negative impact of racial inequality within the U.S. justice system. DuVernay, who has…

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Ava DuVernay Is Bringing New Series ‘Queen Sugar’ To OWN Network

The NBA Finals are over, and by now you’ve probably finished binge watching Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. But visionary filmmaker Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey arrived right on time with a trailer for Queen Sugar to glue us back to our televisions. Based on the self-titled novel by Natalie Baszile, the upcoming series trails the Bordelon sisters…

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Ava DuVernay Will Direct Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Adaptation

Growing up in the ’90s automatically made me a child of Disney. But as a child, Disney movies were always animated and I dreaded the feature films and television series because they seemed to drag on forever. I remember when the TV series adaptation from the book A Wrinkle in Time premiered on ABC in…

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Ava DuVernay Collaborates with Mattel for Limited Edition Barbie

Representation matters and filmmaker and director Ava DuVernay has led several crusades against the lack of diversity in Hollywood. More importantly the innovator has worked aimlessly to create channels and platforms for people of color to have their own work represented in the mainstream which is why it’s no wonder that Mattel would partner with…

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Ava DuVernay Discusses Lack of Diversity in Hollywood in Recent Interview

In an on-camera interview with Fast Company, Selma director Ava DuVernay spoke out about the lack of diversity in Hollywood. On the heels of Spike Lee’s recent acceptance speech for his Honorary Oscar, DuVernay spoke about the issue with using the word “diversity” is that it’s become something “medicinal,”; something that is an obligation rather than…

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