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Writer and Director Ava DuVernay: I don't have children - these films are my children

Ava DuVernay: "For a long time I didn't want to be Social Justice Girl. After Middle of Nowhere, Selma and then 13th - I get every slavery script. After A Wrinkle in Time, all I wanted was to tell

something true, and something that was real, and I went right back to the place I said I didn't want to go. I realized, 'You are Social Justice Girl - Social Justice Woman.' And that's OK." Whether she becomes "pigeon holed" in the industry, or a role model because of the projects she is drawn to, DuVernay said it no longer matters to her, adding, "Do it for yourself."

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