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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Ava Duvernay

Finalist in Innovator of the Year

About Ava Duvernay

Ava DuVernay made history as the highest grossing African-American female director in domestic box office history. The award-winning director, writer and producer broke the $100M mark for A Wrinkle in Timeand used her platform to advocate for “more sisters to come” into an industry dominated by a white patriarchy. A powerful voice on social media with 3M followers across her channels, Ava speaks up for women and people of color not only through her prolific work, but boldly on social media.

Ava Duvernay's best work on social