Video Essay: Musical Power Ava Duvernay's "I Will Follow" and "Middle of Nowhere"

Meghan Joyce Tozer explores how Ava Duvernay’s musical collaborations with women of color on score for her first two narrative films, I Will Follow (2010) and Middle of Nowhere (2012) helped further Duvernay’s social justice mission—to represent the lives and stories of black women in complex, sensitive ways.


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