Ava DuVernay Directs Short Feat. Gabrielle Union, Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard & Emayatzy Corinealdi

by on February 12, 2013



Ava DuVernay, the first Black woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, has directed a short starring a few relatively well known Black actresses. The short is merely a vehicle to promote the products of Italian fashion brand Miu Mi. However, its well done in spite of this purpose. It stars Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Goapele. In just under 10 minutes it aims to convey a symbolic message. Here’s a description of just what that message is from Huffington Post:

“In the film, characters arrive at the door of a friend in need, bringing something of themselves,” DuVernay explains. “Eventually, we witness our heroine ready to walk through the door on her own. The door in the film represents a pathway to who we are.”

Watch the short below:

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