Ava DuVernay with Q-Tip

Ava DuVernay with Q-Tip

Season 1 | Episode 9

BAFTA, Peabody®, and Emmy Award® winning writer-director Ava DuVernay sat down with GRAMMY Award® winning musician Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival. They discussed why DuVernay is always shooting, the art of lighting and framing dark-skinned actors, and the importance of finding your tribe. 

Audience questions:

  • Tips for writer’s block?
    • Later: The pressure of being watched?
  • How do you navigate a male-dominated industry?
  • Do you know everyone prior to being on set? How do you assemble your team?
  • Who are the next iconic female voices?


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