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Ava DuVernay: New milestone for black female directors


TRAILBLAZING DIRECTOR Ava DuVernay has made history by becoming the first black female director, whose movie earned more than $100 million domestically.

A Wrinkle In Time is the American science fantasy film that DuVernay said was dedicated to her father. The film, which was released in March, follows the story of a young girl as she embarks on a quest to find her father who went missing after discovering a new planet.

She acknowledged her latest achievement on Twitter after quote tweeting a post by @blackfilm. Its image featured Duvernay among 12 other male achievers, which included Black Panther director Ryan Coogler.

It read: “DuVernay's #WrinkleInTime crossed the $100M mark yesterday, making her the 1st Black Female and the 13th African American to join the club.”

In response, the director said: “Lovely room to be in. But can’t wait for more sisters to be here too. #Onward.”

Next on the cards for DuVernay is the film adaptation of New Gods. Earlier this month, she reported that she was feeling good about the superhero movie which was in “early development”.

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