From The Urban Daily:
Whoever said black film is dead, think again! Last night at the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony, Ava DuVernay became the first African-American woman to win US Directing Award: Dramatic for her second feature film, Middle of Nowhere. The movie stars Emayatzy Corinealdi as a young woman struggling to maintain her identity while her husband (Omari Hardwick) serves an eight year sentence behind bars. The trailblazing director tweeted a pic after her historic win…
…which is the photo above.
Also found out that Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, whom the R’s Latoya Peterson interviewed at the film fest, won the World cinema documentary directing award for "5 Broken Cameras."
Congrats to the winners!