My last and final feature for Black History Month on #BlackGirlMagicGoals is the one and only Ava Duvernay, the filmmaker and director extraordinaire!
Ms. Duvernay is a writer, film maker, director, producer and screenwriter. Ava began her film maker career in 2008 with her feature documentary, This is the Life. From there, she did a combination of directed, wrote, produced and executive produced a number of documentaries, shows, movies and television shorts, pilots, and video movies.
Ava also has mass popularity for creating and writing the hit series Queen Sugar.
- She has won four Emmy’s, a BAFTA and a Peabody Award
- As the director of Selma, she became the first African-American woman director to be nominate for a Golden Globe (2014) and the first African-American woman to have her film to be nominate for an Academy Award that year (2015)
- Ava also has mass popularity for creating and writing the hit series Queen Sugar.
- She directed one of the most critically-acclaimed documentaries of 2016, 13th.
- She directed one of the most anticipated movies of 2018, the adaptation of the book, A Wrinkle in Time (a book I own).
Ava’s constant drive and her work ethic is something I admire and want to have in my endeavor in this creative industry. Seeing her work and how she takes on this industry, being a woman of color and a minority in her particular industry is something that I see as a challenge I want to take on myself. She uses that as a fuel to drive herself towards being one of the best and that is why I see her as a Black girl who rocks this month!