In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Ava DuVernay, writer/director of the film "Middle of Nowhere," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The rebirth of black independent film is taking place in a small office in the San Fernando Valley. This is where filmmaker DuVernay and her staff of two operate AaFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, a boutique distribution company dedicated to discovering and promoting black directorial voices. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Ava DuVernay, writer/director of the film "Middle of Nowhere," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The rebirth of black independent film is taking place in a small office in the San Fernando Valley.  This is where filmmaker DuVernay and her staff of two operate AaFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, a boutique distribution company dedicated to discovering and promoting black directorial voices. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
In this Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 photo, Ava DuVernay, writer/director of the film "Middle of Nowhere," poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The rebirth of black independent film is taking place in a small office in the San Fernando Valley. This is where filmmaker DuVernay and her staff of two operate AaFFRM, the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, a boutique distribution company dedicated to discovering and promoting black directorial voices. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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