Ava DuVernay is best known as a trailblazing content creator and champion for diverse voices and up-and-coming filmmakers. In the final episode of the Academy Dialogues conversation series, Ava DuVernay sits down with two dynamic female filmmakers who paved the way and inspired her.

The conversation, titled “Academy Dialogues: Broadening the Aperture of Excellence,”also features female filmmakers Julie Dash (“Daughters of the Dust”) and Euzhan Palcy (“Sugar Cane Alley”) who examine whether there is an objective form of measurement in the arts and how the Hollywood system can broaden its aperture to appreciate storytelling from the worldviews of different ethnic and racial communities.  

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