The director of “Selma” and Netflix documentary “13th,” who was honored for her work Friday with #1000BlackGirlBooks, was presented by her team of five reps — all powerful women. “What we put on screen is widely, monumentally important. But the way we go about our work is also important,” said DuVernay. “For me, that includes representation and our representatives who speak for us in the industry. Those women have a struggle in a male-dominated industry.

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