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Ava DuVernay, Netflix Sued For Defamation Over Interrogation Scene From ‘When They See Us’

Director Ava DuVernay and Netflix have been sued for defamation by the creators of a controversial police interrogation technique. The Reid Technique was highlighted in DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed miniseries “When They See Us.” “When They See Us” is a drama based on the real-life story of five teenage boys of color…

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Opinion: ‘When They See Us’ Highlights Why Exoneration Doesn’t Equal Vindication For Blacks and Latinos

“When They See Us” is director extraordinaire Ava Duvernay’s latest masterpiece. The four-part Netflix mini-series debuted on May 31 to rave reviews and incredibly emotional responses from viewers who watched the series. The drama detailed the terrible injustice committed against the “Central Park Five.” It’s not the first time Blacks…

Ava DuVernay to Tell the Story of 'Central Park Rapists'

Writer and director Ava DuVernay will bring to life the stories of Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise known as the Central Park Five. The five Black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were wrongly convicted of viciously assaulting and raping a white woman, Trisha Meili,…

Ava DuVernay's '13th' Makes Comparison Between Slavery, Mass Incarceration

Director Ava DuVernay’s new documentary “13th” explores how mass incarceration in the United States, which disproportionately affects African Americans, reflects the injustice of slavery. DuVernay, who received an Academy Award nomination for “Selma” in 2014, said in an interview the film “may shake up everything you thought you already knew…

Hollywood Directors to Skip Oscars for #JUSTICEFORFLINT Event

By Sheryl Estrada Ryan Coogler, director and co-writer of “Creed,” will not be in the audience during the 88th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, even though one of his film’s stars, Sylvester Stallone, is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Instead, he will be in Flint, Michigan, supporting…