How Race and Gender Can Influence Approach to Storytelling
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“Well, I’m a black woman filmmaker. I tell stories about black women. Whatever description or context people want to put that in, I invite them to do so. I tell the stories in a way that pleases me as a storyteller. Some black filmmakers and women filmmakers want to erase the qualifiers and say I’m a filmmaker. I prefer not to because I feel like it explains the totality of what I’m doing.” — Ava DuVernay,Filmmaker
Ava Marie DuVernay is an American filmmaker, marketer and film distributor. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay became the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere.
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