Ava DuVernay

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Colin in Black and White review – Kaepernick drama will take your breath away
The athlete turned activist joins forces with Ava Duvernay for a bold and devastating docudrama mixing the story of his early life with shocking stats on racial inequality

Lucy Mangan

29, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Colin Kaepernick’s latest stand: the TV show that shares his fascinating truth
Trump called him a ‘son of a bitch’ for taking the knee, but he stood firm – at huge cost. Now, in Ava DuVernay’s illuminating new show about his life, the football star likens NFL recruitment to a 19th-century slave market

Steve Rose

29, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The White Tiger rides the surge in streamed south Asian stories
The adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Booker-winning novel is coming to Netflix – one of a growing number of films from the region snapped up by the streaming giants

Ashanti Omkar

20, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Funny Boy review – Sri Lankan rites-of-passage tale clashes with political reality
Arush Nand is very good as a gay Tamil boy in Deepa Mehta’s coming-of-age drama set in a period building to civil war

Cath Clarke

10, Dec, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Twitter accused of double standards over ban on tweets wishing death on Trump
Ava DuVernay among those highlighting platform’s lack of action over abusive tweets

Aaron Walawalkar

03, Oct, 2020 @3:28 PM

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Residue review – haunting drama on the dangers of gentrification
A visually striking and timely film from first-time writer-director Merawi Gerima sees a film-maker returning to an unrecognisable DC neighbourhood

Radheyan Simonpillai

17, Sep, 2020 @7:04 AM

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John Lewis: Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey lead tributes to civil rights hero
Winfrey releases footage of recent interview in which congressman says: ‘I tried to do what was right, fair and just’

Jessica Glenza in New York

18, Jul, 2020 @8:22 PM

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Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay team up for Netflix series on player's early life
Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay are teaming up on a scripted series on the former NFL quarterback’s teenage years

Guardian sport

29, Jun, 2020 @3:22 PM

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Women Make Film review – an epic trip through cinema's undiscovered world
Mark Cousins’s 14-hour documentary gives a voice to film-makers excluded from the cultural conversation

Wendy Ide

16, May, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema review – paean to neglected talent | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week
Film-maker and historian of the movies Mark Cousins’ 14-hour survey of amazing but overlooked auteurs is a marvel of passionate cinephilia

Peter Bradshaw

14, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Netflix criticises 'frivolous' When They See Us lawsuit from disgraced ex-lawyer
Former Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein is suing Ava DuVernay and Netflix for painting her as a ‘racist, unethical villain’

Benjamin Lee

18, Mar, 2020 @6:58 PM

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Stephen King says Oscars are 'rigged in favor of the white folks'
Novelist clarifies controversial comments about diversity, acknowledging that while in a perfect world ‘judgments of creative excellence should be blind’, we’re not there yet

Alison Flood

28, Jan, 2020 @2:07 PM

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