When They See Us director Ava Duvernay wants y'all to know that she is not the only Black director in town and that she did not direct Harriet - based on the life of Underground Railroad revolutionary, Harriet Tubman.
“I’ve now been congratulated by non-black folks in Hollywood 11 different times about my direction of HARRIET and QUEEN AND SLIM,” DuVernay tweeted.
She continued, “When I share that I didn’t direct those films, that they are made by black women directors who are not me? Nervous chuckles. Apologies. This place…”
Check out her full tweet below:
Back in 2017, DuVernay slammed Hollywood's lack of diversity:
“I would say that it’s quite intentional,” DuVernay said. “You’re basically saying, ‘This is what we want, and this is what we’re going to have.’ There’s no way you can tell me that there hasn’t been effort put into exclusion.”
Have y'all seen Harriet or Queen & Slim yet?