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Brett Hamilton (Jon Bernthal) and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (Isabel Wilkerson) in Origin, directed by Ava DuVernay.

‘Origin’ researches human experiences

By Patrick Mazzella, Staff Writer January 31, 2024
Purely in concept, the visual depiction of an academic researching histories of racism, segregation and unbalanced power dynamics while writing a book should only be able to evoke snoring in an audience. But writer/director Ava DuVernay’s film, “Origin,” has managed to transcend traditional filmmaking structure, melding fiction, documentary, history and surrealism into a work that not only leaves a profound impact on its viewers, but builds a sound academic thesis in the process. 
Deja View - When They See Us (2019)

‘Deja View’ – “When They See Us” (2019)

By The Ithacan, Rachael Weinberg February 9, 2021

The Ithacan · 'Deja View' - "When They See Us" (2019) In the final episode of the Celebrating Black Creators mini-series, host Rachael Weinberg sits down with recent Ithaca College graduate Pallas-Amenah...

Directed by Ava DuVernay, A Wrinkle in Time is the most recent film adaptation of the 1962 science fiction fantasy novel of the same name.

Review: Science fiction film adaptation falls flat

By Antonio Ferme, Staff Writer March 27, 2018
At the end of the day, “A Wrinkle in Time” is a film that tells an empowering story in a convoluted way.
History documentary 13TH, directed by Ava DuVernay, explains how the United States has become the country with the highest population of incarcerated people in the world.

Review: Netflix documentary ’13TH’ spawns racial discussions

By Celisa Calacal, Opinion Editor November 4, 2016
One of the strongest qualities about “13TH” is its reckoning with a history that has consistently sought ways to oppress black Americans.
Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.s message still relevant

Commentary: Martin Luther King Jr.’s message still relevant

By Marlena Calendario Romero January 21, 2015
The movie "Selma" demonstrates that today's activists deserve the same respect and consideration we now give the Civil Rights Movement.
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