Duvernay, who has a documenatry premiering next month at the New York Film Festival and has previously won the 2012 Sundance Film Festival’s Best Director Prize, the 2013 John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award and the Tribeca Institute’s 2013 Affinity Award for feature Middle Of Nowhere. Ava founded Array, a community-based distribution company dedicated to the amplification of films by people of color and women filmmakers and continues to open door with each and every win in her career.
“I am honored to be one of this year’s Urbanworld ambassadors for the festival’s 20th anniversary, joining my friend David Oyelowo,” Ava said. “I have always had a special relationship with Urbanworld, back to my days as a festival publicist to previewing my earlier films and now as an ambassador.”
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