Great news out of Utah!
Ava Duvernay is now the first black women to win best director at the Sundance Film Festival.
Her film Middle Of Nowhere won the prize, beating out some very stiff competition. It is Duvernay’s second film; her first, entitled I Will Follow, was released last year to rave reviews.
“In her acceptance speech, Duvernay said that it was important that Nowhere be seen beyond the film festival and for ‘filmmakers of color to see one another’s films and have them seen.’