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Ava DuVernay: American film director
Ava Marie DuVernay is an American filmmaker. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere, becoming the first black woman to win the award. For her work on Selma (2014), DuVernay became the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016).

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Kids pose as civil rights icons for new book [Video]

Kids pose as civil rights icons for new book

Photographer Tricia Messeroux puts a new spin on kids playing dress-up by having them pose as civil rights icons for her new book, "Engineers of Equality." Lisa Bernhard produced this report.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:29Published
Ava DuVernay weighs in after HFPA confirms they have no Black members [Video]

Ava DuVernay weighs in after HFPA confirms they have no Black members

Ava DuVernay has taken to social media to react to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association confirming they don't have any Black members

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published
Oprah leads tributes to 'treasure' Cicely Tyson [Video]

Oprah leads tributes to 'treasure' Cicely Tyson

Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay have led tributes to Cicely Tyson, following the veteran actress' death on Thursday.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:59Published

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