Ava DuVernay

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  • Life

    Ava DuVernay is teaming up with Oprah to tell this epic love story

  • People

    Critics’ Choice Awards 2020: Ava DuVernay scoops the prize for most powerful speech

  • Long Reads

    “I'm thrilled to see films centered around black love that aren't rooted in trauma”

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Mindy Kaling in The Mindy Project
Life

“The 2010s was the decade I finally felt seen in pop culture”

The decade finally saw books, TV shows and films presenting well-rounded characters from minorities.

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Sarah Shaffi
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People

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just delivered an A-grade burn to Donald Trump on Twitter

Trump called her a wack job. So AOC responded in kind.

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Christobel Hastings
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Life

The Exonerated Five will attend the 2019 Emmy Awards with Ava DuVernay

Netflix's hit series When They See Us has stormed the 2019 nominations

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Christobel Hastings
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Life

Central Park Five lawyer Linda Fairstein just slammed the Ava DuVernay miniseries

30 years on from the crime, the lawyer still maintains the guilt of the wrongfully convicted teenagers. Now, she has hit back at Netflix for their series.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Megan Murray
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When They See Us: why the real Central Park Five wanted Oprah to tell their story

The men have been dreaming of gaining her support since they were teenagers

Life

The heartbreaking story of the Nineties true crime that gripped New York

The rape of a jogger and the wrongful conviction of a group of teenage boys was the most talked-about crime of the Nineties. Now it's a Netflix miniseries.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Joshua Jackson in When They See Us
People

Joshua Jackson just perfectly summed up the insidious nature of racial blind spots

Your teen crush Pacey just hit the nail on the head.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Ava DuVernay
People

Ava DuVernay knows EXACTLY why Hollywood isn’t asking her to make more movies

“I’m not getting John Wick 3, even though I’d love to make it.”

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Sarah Shaffi
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Ava DuVernay
Life

Why being on an Ava DuVernay film set is so different from anything else in Hollywood

How the director is making the industry better and more diverse, both in front and behind the camera.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Ryan Gosling
People

Guess which male actor has worked with the most female directors?

The answer would surprise you.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

Ava DuVernay just summed up the big problem with Netflix and the Oscars

Some people are questioning whether the streaming platform should be allowed to compete at the Academy Awards. But this completely misses the point

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Hannah-Rose Yee
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This filmmaker just summed up why there aren’t enough female directors in Hollywood

Yet again, there were no women nominated for Best Director at the Oscars

Life

Why Roald Dahl fans are obsessed with this Charlie and the Chocolate Factory artwork

It's going viral for a very important reason.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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People

Ava DuVernay’s powerful message for women dealing with rejection

The director addressed those who didn’t make the cut for this year’s Sundance film festival, but her words will ring true for every woman.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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People

Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix documentary sounds royally, royally good

And yes, that’s a pun.

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Moya Crockett
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People

Ava DuVernay’s new Netflix series reminds us that Trump’s racism is nothing new

In 1989, five young men of colour were wrongfully convicted of rape – and Trump whipped up animosity against them.

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Moya Crockett
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People

Ava DuVernay has just made history for black women everywhere

“Can’t wait for more sisters to be in here too.”

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Susan Devaney
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Visible Women

These are the 25 female directors Ava DuVernay wants you to know about

Welcome to your go-to guide of some of the most impressive female directors in the world right now

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Megan Murray
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Susan Devaney
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Cannes film festival announces a female-majority jury

From Kristen Stewart to Ava DuVernay.

Books

Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon on the importance of feminist storytelling

“For too long the idea of what a hero looks like has been one thing and that’s over.”

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Helen Bownass
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