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14 Sep, 9 tweets, 8 min read
🔴 Happening now: The incredible @Ava DuVernay joins @cameron_tiff at #TIFF20 for a powerful conversation on art, activism, and Black Lives Matter.

Presented by @BronStudios
“I’m a storyteller that works a lot with historical narrative. I always feel like we’re in the presence of history, and I don’t understand why people don’t see life that way. This year, people see it that way.” ––@Ava DuVernay on 2020 #TIFF20
Advice that Gina Prince-Bythewood gave @Ava:

"Not to let bad behaviour slide, especially as related to male crew members and their interactions with you as a woman. It’s important to call it by what it is...in the open. Let it be known–certain things won’t be tolerated." #TIFF20
On making the 2014 historical drama, SELMA:

"I’m always hurt by people who think that non-violence is the easy way. Non-violence is incredibly muscular…I really wanted to show how complicated it is and the strategy." ––@Ava DuVernay #TIFF20
.@Ava shares that when she meets people outside of the United States, they often know about her because of 13TH.

"I made this thinking no one would see it. People lead with 13TH, and not SELMA. 13TH is widely distributed across the world in local languages." #TIFF20
With WHEN THEY SEE US, @ava explored the impact of Black criminalization across an extended period of time.

"These boys and all of their families were traumatized. When you criminalize one person,the affect that that has, the tentacles of that accusation on a community." #TIFF20
Reflecting on the relationship between images, videos, and Black Lives Matter, @ava shared:

"We need to make sure it’s not used as propaganda, and it’s used for the purpose of truth telling...I look forward to the day when the image is not used to state that we matter." #TIFF20
While working on SELMA with Congressman John Lewis, @ava shared that he was generous with his time, open, and funny.

"He gave it all to me freely with such kindness and warmth. He was very emotional throughout the process. That past was very present for him." #TIFF20
And...that's all for now. A very special thank you to the incomparable @Ava DuVernay for joining us this evening at #TIFF20.

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