“MERATA” at National Museum of the American Indian – from Ava DuVernay’s Array

In by Michon Boston

MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN a film by Heperi “Hepi” Mita A documentary portrait of the pioneering indigenous filmmaker and activist Merata Mita, MERATA is an intimate tribute from a son about his mother that delves into the life of the first woman from an Indigenous Nation to solely direct a film anywhere in the world. Known as the …

“SELMA” – OWOV Ava DuVernay Festival at the REACH

In by Michon Boston

SELMA Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic …

“A WRINKLE IN TIME” at the REACH – OWOV Ava DuVernay Festival

In by Michon Boston

Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg’s classmate Calvin O’Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travelers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, …