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Ava DuVernay’s

films have a following as quiet and magnetic as her films. She is one of the latest black female directors to achieve success in terms of critical praise for her films, and growing media attention to the problem of financing black stories. A much different filmmaker than Tyler Perry, DuVernay seems to know the humbling side of Hollywood in a way that makes her work secure in its own brand of story-telling.

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