AVA DUVERNAY, JULIE DASH AND EUSHAN PALCY DISCUSS
HOLLYWOOD, CA-- As part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Academy Aperture 2025 initiative, "ACADEMY DIALOGUES: It Starts With us" is a new series of virtual panels, with conversation about race, ethnicity, gender, history, opportunity and the art of filmmaking.
The final episode in the series "ACADEMY DIALOGUES: BROADENING THE APERTURE OF EXCELLENCE" features a conversation with Oscar®-nominated filmmaker founder of ARRAY and Academy governor AVA DuVERNAY ("Selma") and filmmakers JULIE DASH ("Daughters of the Dust") and EUZHAN PALCY (" Sugar Cane Alley") examining whether there is an objective form of measurement in the arts and how the Hollywood system can broaden its aperture to appreciate storytelling from the worldviews of different ethnic and racial communities.
WHO IS WHO:
AVA DuVERNAY, Academy Governor, Founder of ARRAY and Oscar-nominated filmmaker ("Selma')
"So many people always talk about 'Ava, you're the first this, first that' and I never lose an opportunity to talk about the women who not only came before, but who I had the opportunity to work beside" AVA DuVERNAY
"I never had dreams of working in Hollywood. I had dreams of being a storyteller. I had dreams of making films and experimenting with ways of telling a story, and that I have done." --JULIE DASH
"With my camera...I am trying to heal the wounds created by history." --EUZHAN PALCY
Other Academy Dialogues in the series are published in Cultural World Bilingual