Ava DuVernay Kicks Off Women's History Month With 12-Hour Twitter Takeover
Array is hosting a 12-hour Twitter takeover featuring 30 women filmmakers.
Ava DuVernay cannot and will not be stopped and honestly, we wouldn't want it any other way.
In light of Women's History Month, Ava DuVernay's independent film distribution collective, ARRAY, will host its third Twitter takeover. If you remember, shortly after the release of her critically acclaimed film, Selma, DuVernay hosted a Twitter takeover, encouraging fans to ask 42 black directors burning questions. Amongst the directors were household names like Debbie Allen, Ryan Coogler, Gina Prince-Bythewood, John Singleton and Tyler Perry.
This time around, the 12-hour Rebel-a-Thon will feature approximately 30 female filmmakers. "We offer this year’s Rebel-a-Thon as an opportunity to highlight the important contributions made by women filmmakers," Tilane Jones, the collective’s executive director, said in a statement for the LA Times. "On March 1, we will stand together for inclusiveness in the industry.”
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DuVernay will host the Twitter Q&A using the hashtag #ArrayToday in support of their mission to "amplify the voices of female and people-of-color filmmakers."
Mira Nair (Queen of Katwe), Kasi Lemmons (Eve's Bayou) and Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) and just a few popular directors taking part of this Rebel-a-Thon. Follow Ava's Twitter account and collect some gems!