Selma director Ava DuVernay’s “Don’t Ask for Permission” philosophy to making films is well-embodied in her creative output. One may find the inspiration needed for starting an artistic career or fueling it through DuVernay’s own story which establishes that a rebellious attitude can still lead to beautiful aesthetics and emotionally captivating stories that engage viewers to the deep realities that surround us. As a creative, she inspires us to march towards the career paths we seek, and as a filmmaker, she inspires us to push filmmaking towards that golden revelation of art: it ought to shed light on our human experiences and reveal, in its reflection of ourselves, truths. Tribeca presents an essential one-hour interview with film director Ava DuVernay by hip-hop pioneer Q-Tip, in which the director motivates us to pursue our artistic destinies because, truth be told, if you are a true artist, an artistic existence is inevitable.
On Hollywood’s Gender Bias and Not Waiting for Permission
The question for the artist will always be “Is it worth it?” In pursuing a career as an artist, it is necessary to distinguish between projects that are made for you and that are not made for you. DuVernay sheds light on this so well: Something about the energy with which a film is made is felt by the audience. You can tell what is made with joy, passion, with the spirit. Why is joy, passion, and filmmaking with the spirit so important? Because the filmmaker is not just directing a film but also directing the experience of making a film.
On Spike Lee and Being Pigeonholed by Hollywood Post-Selma
More filmmaking gems abound Tribeca’s presentation with Ava DuVernay. From surrounding yourself with creative energy and people, to accepting your writing process even if that means embracing procrastination, or learning how to avoid being pigeonholed as a filmmaker and taking on projects that reflect your interests and passions, DuVernay will inspire every filmmaker and artist viewing this one-hour interview. Enjoy!
Our long term followers will know that we have
been supporting Reggie ‘N’ Bollie from when they were formally known as Menn On
Point. Now the Ghanaian duo have recently released the audio to their brand new
single “This Is The Life” which was self-released on their newly launched label.
An energetic anthem, that hears them
fusing an eclectic blend of Dancehall and Afrobeats, “This Is
The Life” sees Reggie ‘N’ Bollie go back to the roots of the music they love to create
Sure to get you moving and grooving, “This Is
The Life” has carnival vibe all over it.
Listen, Share and Enjoy “This Is The Life”.
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