Ava DuVernay wins Best Director Award at Sundance 2012

History-maker Ava DuVernay becomes the first black woman to win Sundance's Best Director Award

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Formal congrats go to Ava DuVernay, who won Best Director honors at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and, in the process, became the first black woman to do so.  DuVernay won for her film Middle of Nowhere, which will be released later this year via AFFRM and Participant Media (An Inconvenient Truth, Contagion, Waiting For “Superman”).

Here she is talking about the film:

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  1. ochyming July 27, 2012 at 04:43 #

    Congrats Ava DuVernay

    .An Artist with Capital A.

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