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Ava DuVernay @ SXSW Live 2015

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Ava DuVernay is the first African-American woman nominated for Golden Globe and Critics Choice Awards for Best Director for “Selma,” in addition to Independent Spirit and NAACP Image Award nominations. She won the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 for her acclaimed feature “Middle of Nowhere.” Her previous narrative and documentary work includes “I Will Follow, “Venus Vs.,” “My Mic Sounds Nice” and “This is The Life.” Prior to her directorial career, DuVernay worked as a film marketer and publicist for more than 14years.

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