Ava DuVernay, writer/director of Middle of Nowhere

Nine years ago, on the set of a major Hollywood production, film marketer Ava DuVernay realized she had a story to tell — her own story from the streets of Los Angeles. The result is her latest movie, Middle of Nowhere, which brought the filmmaker a Sundance Festival award for best drama director. She is the first African-American woman to win the award.

NPR interview with DuVernay here (transcript at link).

Ava DuVernay, writer/director of Middle of Nowhere

Nine years ago, on the set of a major Hollywood production, film marketer Ava DuVernay realized she had a story to tell — her own story from the streets of Los Angeles. The result is her latest movie, Middle of Nowhere, which brought the filmmaker a Sundance Festival award for best drama director. She is the first African-American woman to win the award.

NPR interview with DuVernay here (transcript at link).