Ava Marie DuVernay 8/24/72 Long Beach, CA.
Director, screenwriter, film marketer/distributor
First black woman to win Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival in 2012.
First black woman director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2014 for Selma.
First black woman to direct a live-action film with a budget exceeding $100 million.
“I’m not a historian. I’m a storyteller” she said about her rewrites of Selma.
Peace, love, joy, gratitude, faith, courage, compassion, and blessings.