Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay


Mom of 10: When They See Us, Wrinkle in Time, Queen Sugar, 13th, Selma, Middle of Nowhere, Venus VS, I Will Follow, My Mic Sounds Nice, This is The Life. xo

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This long-read by @JenSeniorNY  stayed with me. It’s about the ripples that each of our lives makes on other lives. In this case, the focus is a bright young man lost on 9/11 and the waves of pain and misunderstanding, but also purpose for those left behind.

“Haiti — the only nation on Earth to free itself from the shackles of slavery and that continues to pay the price for that act — as the entire world regards it with untold scorn and shame.” - @SonofBaldwin  @JoeBiden  and @KamalaHarris  must end Title 42 deportations.

The film rarely taught in film school. The film distributors refused. The film theaters didn’t want to play. SANKOFA centers the resistance of Black people and the power within us. @ARRAYNow  is proud to restore and re-release Haile Gerima’s masterpiece on @netflix . 9/24/21.

“You have to not let yourself believe you can’t. Do what you can do within the framework you have. And don’t look outside. Look inside.” ― the iconic artist, filmmaker, actor, playwright, novelist, composer and sage Melvin Van Peebles, who has gone home at the age of 89.

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Thanks to @netflix  for sharing an exclusive preview scene at #Tudum  for COLIN IN BLACK AND WHITE. We touch down globally on October 29!

I don’t think enough people are talking about MAID on Netflix. I’ve been thinking about Alex and Maddy and black mold and ferry stations and Danielle and Denise and Schmariel for the last three days. Literally parceling out the episodes, so it doesn’t end. So well-done.

In the midst of the quarantine, the murders of Mr. Floyd and Ms. Taylor, powerful protests and problematic politics, I lamented the future. I craved connection and color and a celebration of our differences. That’s what HOME SWEET HOME is about. We debut next Friday on @nbc . xo

At @ARRAYNow , we’re very proud to be the distributor of cinematic work by Indigenous filmmakers globally. Our thanks to the directors who’ve entrusted us with their films and the audiences who have embraced them. Check out these gems on @netflix  and @KanopyStreaming  via ARRAY Releasing.

Some people play the game.  Others change it…

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I thought I was thorough, but this taught me not to forget the thumbs! Take a look. And blessings to all today. ??✋???????

White people talking to white people. More of this please. If you’re white and you believe yourself not to be racist, yet you don’t talk to your white friends like this or stand up beyond tweets for Black people... you simply aren’t who you think you are.

You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life. Not to die in the street, murdered by a white cop’s knee on your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action. We must act - for you - and for all of those were no cameras are present. We must. #GeorgeFloyd 

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May you have a beautiful return, King. We will miss you so.

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Sixteen year old Cornelius Fredericks, died on May 1, 2020, after being restrained by Lakeside Academy staff. He screamed: “I can’t breathe.” His killers are Michael Mosley, Zachary Solis and Heather McLogan, now charged with involuntary manslaughter + second-degree child abuse.

I’m seeing this all across the country in video after video for a week. I wish more mainstream outlets would cover it. They won’t. They don’t. But we know.

A handy household tip for those who need to get zip ties off of your bread, bags of apples, Doritos and other everyday things that one might need to remove zip ties from.

George Stinney Jr. He was fourteen. Three months after being arrested, he was executed on this day in 1944. They used a bible as a booster seat when they sat him in the electric chair. Seventy years later, he was exonerated for the murder of 2 white girls.

I’ve just signed a petition about this bridge to dignity as seen in SELMA. It is named after a KKK grand wizard and confederate warlord. Edmund Pettus Bridge should be the John Lewis Bridge. Named for a hero. Not a murderer. Join this call. It’s past due.

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