How Race and Gender Can Influence Approach to Storytelling


Click here to see the interview … Melissa Harris-Prerry: How Race and Gender Can Influence Approach to Storytelling

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.


About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Posted on August 19, 2013, in Diversity in Film and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: