Ava DuVernay Covers Time Magazine’s ‘FIRSTS’ Profile Project
The celebrated visionary, Ava DuVernay, spoke with Time Magazine about the setbacks and successes she faced head on.
Yesterday, Sept. 7, Time Magazine unveiled its newest project entitled “FIRSTS: The Women Who Are Changing The World,” which will be available Sept. 19. Out of the 12 striking covers they presented, Ava DuVernay’s has stood out amongst the group. Celebrating women who have been the first in their field to accomplish a major milestone, DuVernay, has the distinction of being the first black woman to direct a film nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.
She is also the first black woman director to helm a film project with a $100 million budget, but we digress.
Names such as Hillary Rodham Clinton to Oprah Winfrey to Serena Williams to Ilhan Omar are just some of the 46 powerhouse profiles broken down in the book. With everything from politics to business to science to sports to everything in-between, this Time Magazine issue is dedicated to educating the masses on how women have broken the glass ceiling in some major way.
“I’m bolstered by folks who create their own ceilings,” DuVernay was quoted as saying about her experiences with Time.
You can check out the covers and read excerpts from the interview here. Also, please watch the video of Ava DuVernay speaking about her career at the 6th Annual BlackStar Film Festival below.