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Ava DuVernay

“Art urges voyages.” - Gwendolyn Brooks

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  • When you love someone in this number, every mention, joke, meme, gif, fundraiser, op-ed, political speech hits differently and hurts deeply. God bless all these souls. And all their families and friends who weep for them and wonder why the world doesn’t understand how we feel.
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    When you love someone in this number, every mention, joke, meme, gif, fundraiser, op-ed, political speech hits differently and hurts deeply. God bless all these souls. And all their families and friends who weep for them and wonder why the world doesn’t understand how we feel.

  •  53,201  0  24 May, 2020
  • Just directing a legend. No big deal. 🤪 Thanks to my cameraman @lukasz_bielan for sending me this throwback out of the blue today. And to @oprah, you truly are an ethereal being in the universe so this role wasn’t a stretch. Thanks for always supporting me. xo #tbt
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    Just directing a legend. No big deal. 🤪 Thanks to my cameraman @lukasz_bielan for sending me this throwback out of the blue today. And to @oprah, you truly are an ethereal being in the universe so this role wasn’t a stretch. Thanks for always supporting me. xo #tbt

  •  25,442  0  21 May, 2020
  • Happy Wednesday. Be like my nephew. Find something to smile about. xo
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    Happy Wednesday. Be like my nephew. Find something to smile about. xo

  •  9,925  0  20 May, 2020
  • My Mom had me when she was a teenager. When I was a kid, someone broke into our house. The police caught the young man around the corner and brought him back in a squad car for my mother to identify him. She saw that he was just a punk kid, leaned toward the window and told him: “You’re going to be okay. God is with you.” And let him go. That’s my Mom. That’s her heart. That’s the joy and faith and blessing she gives me and my family. Today is this remarkable woman’s birthday. So strong. So soft. So kind. So smart. So everything. Mom, you are our family’s sun. We revolve around you. We love you. We celebrate you today and everyday. Happy Birthday, My Sweetie. 💕
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    My Mom had me when she was a teenager. When I was a kid, someone broke into our house. The police caught the young man around the corner and brought him back in a squad car for my mother to identify him. She saw that he was just a punk kid, leaned toward the window and told him: “You’re going to be okay. God is with you.” And let him go. That’s my Mom. That’s her heart. That’s the joy and faith and blessing she gives me and my family. Today is this remarkable woman’s birthday. So strong. So soft. So kind. So smart. So everything. Mom, you are our family’s sun. We revolve around you. We love you. We celebrate you today and everyday. Happy Birthday, My Sweetie. 💕

  •  94,509  0  19 May, 2020
  • A dozen years of friendship and counting. Watching the trajectory of your light - across doubt, fear, rejection, dismissal into confidence, risk, courage and triumph. So much more to witness. I absolutely cannot wait. Happy Birthday, my dear @lenawaithe. Always, A.
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    A dozen years of friendship and counting. Watching the trajectory of your light - across doubt, fear, rejection, dismissal into confidence, risk, courage and triumph. So much more to witness. I absolutely cannot wait. Happy Birthday, my dear @lenawaithe. Always, A.

  •  26,709  0  17 May, 2020
  • Seeing so many kids posting homemade prom pictures this year. They’re getting dressed up and taking pix in their backyards and porches and stoops because their proms are cancelled. Made me think about mine and dig this up. Wondering how all these rites of passage being cancelled will affect today’s seniors? Not the end of the world in context, but it’ll be interesting to see how the Class of 2020 - who didn’t have a traditional graduation or a prom or a proper goodbye to the high school years - does out there in the world. I hope they do better than everyone before them. Make us proud.
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    Seeing so many kids posting homemade prom pictures this year. They’re getting dressed up and taking pix in their backyards and porches and stoops because their proms are cancelled. Made me think about mine and dig this up. Wondering how all these rites of passage being cancelled will affect today’s seniors? Not the end of the world in context, but it’ll be interesting to see how the Class of 2020 - who didn’t have a traditional graduation or a prom or a proper goodbye to the high school years - does out there in the world. I hope they do better than everyone before them. Make us proud.

  •  56,338  0  14 May, 2020
  • Today would have been the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival. I had the thrill of being on the jury a couple years ago thanks to Cate Blanchett. A dazzling experience. As a filmmaker, I dream of playing a film of mine in competition one day. Many filmmakers share that dream. Imagine this being the year that dream came true and the fest is cancelled. Not the end of the world in context, but tough for the artists affected. So I salute them tonight. And I’m looking forward to the next fest. And I’m happy to remind myself how I look with some makeup on. Looking forward to more of that too! xo
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    Today would have been the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival. I had the thrill of being on the jury a couple years ago thanks to Cate Blanchett. A dazzling experience. As a filmmaker, I dream of playing a film of mine in competition one day. Many filmmakers share that dream. Imagine this being the year that dream came true and the fest is cancelled. Not the end of the world in context, but tough for the artists affected. So I salute them tonight. And I’m looking forward to the next fest. And I’m happy to remind myself how I look with some makeup on. Looking forward to more of that too! xo

  •  53,232  0  13 May, 2020
  • Dear Mom, You were the first beautiful thing I knew about this life. The first warmth. The first love. The first blessing. The great poet Rumi wrote: "Love is alive, and someone borne by it is more alive than lions roaring or men in their fierce courage." I know this to be true because of you. You are the reason for any light I have in me. Any sweet spot is because of your sweetness. Any street savvy is because of yours. Any bravery is yours. Any boldness. It is yours - just shared with me. Mom, I am your breath and you are my blessing. I love you and I thank you. For all the little things, and all the big things, and all the things I'll never know.  Always, ReRe
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    Dear Mom, You were the first beautiful thing I knew about this life. The first warmth. The first love. The first blessing. The great poet Rumi wrote: "Love is alive, and someone borne by it is more alive than lions roaring or men in their fierce courage." I know this to be true because of you. You are the reason for any light I have in me. Any sweet spot is because of your sweetness. Any street savvy is because of yours. Any bravery is yours. Any boldness. It is yours - just shared with me. Mom, I am your breath and you are my blessing. I love you and I thank you. For all the little things, and all the big things, and all the things I'll never know. Always, ReRe

  •  43,860  0  10 May, 2020
  • People who believe in justice have done a strong job of raising awareness for his murder. Now let’s voice outrage for our brother beyond social media. Among other things, District Attorney George Barnhill must RESIGN. Text JUSTICE to 55156. Also, dial Georgia directly at 912-554-7200 to make your voice heard. Our voices are our weapon. #JusticeforAhmaud #IrunwithMaud
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    People who believe in justice have done a strong job of raising awareness for his murder. Now let’s voice outrage for our brother beyond social media. Among other things, District Attorney George Barnhill must RESIGN. Text JUSTICE to 55156. Also, dial Georgia directly at 912-554-7200 to make your voice heard. Our voices are our weapon. #JusticeforAhmaud #IrunwithMaud

  •  82,879  0  7 May, 2020
  • On behalf of all who worked on this series and on behalf of the brave men we chronicled, we extend our thanks to @PeabodyAwards for this beautiful nomination.
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    On behalf of all who worked on this series and on behalf of the brave men we chronicled, we extend our thanks to @PeabodyAwards for this beautiful nomination.

  •  31,755  0  6 May, 2020
  • I don’t think I ever posted these candids from last year’s #MetGala. It was a weird, fun night. Thanks to @Prada for having me. This year is skipped. Next year will be on steroids probably. Which is saying a lot because it’s already wild.
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    I don’t think I ever posted these candids from last year’s #MetGala. It was a weird, fun night. Thanks to @Prada for having me. This year is skipped. Next year will be on steroids probably. Which is saying a lot because it’s already wild.

  •  19,868  0  5 May, 2020