Ava DuVernay Becomes First Black Woman To Win Best Director At Sundance
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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Ava DuVernay became the first African-American woman to win the U.S. Directing Award for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday night.

The director won in the dramatic category for a film that follows the life of woman fighting to reconcile her marriage and own identity after her husband is incarcerated.

DuVernay’s distribution entity AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) and Participant Media have acquired the theatrical rights to the film.

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Sadé Muhammad is a news intern at BlackEnterprise.com. Before Black Enterprise, she was a fashion writer for Jonesmagazine.com, blogger and research intern for Niaonline.com, and a marketing and web intern for WPVI-TV/6ABC in Philadelphia, PA. Sadé is a senior magazine journalism major and honors student at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. With a passion for empowerment and solidarity among women of color, she is developing a print and online lifestyle magazine catering to this very audience for her senior thesis. When she’s not writing, she is talking fashion, travel, and Knicks basketball.


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