Ava DuVernay won the Best Director award at the Sundance Film Festival for her drama ‘Middle Of Nowhere — making her the first black woman to take home the honor.

In her acceptance speech, Duvernay said that it was important that Nowhere be seen beyond the film festival and for “filmmakers of color to see one another’s films and have them seen.” Nowhere was picked up for distribution last week by Participant Media, which also distributed An Inconvenient Truth, The Help, and Waiting For Superman.

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