Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

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Ava Marie DuVernay is an American filmmaker, marketer and film distributor. Apart from her work in marketing and publicity, Ava has directed a number of documentaries and feature films. Her directorial debut was with Compton in C Minor (2007), a documentary. She then directed the documentaries This is the Life (2008), Faith Through the Storm (2010), Essence Music Festival (2010) and My Mic Sounds Nice (2010). Ava then helmed her first feature film, I Will Follow (2011), followed by Middle of Nowhere (2012), both of which were resounding successes. She directed another documentary next, titled Venus VS. (2013). She returned to the directors seat again, this time for Selma, which is slated to release December 2014. For her work in Selma, Duvernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

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