Ava DuVernay made her presence known at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys during one of her four win speeches for her documentary “13th”:
“It was the third win at the Creative Arts Emmy for Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th. With a total of eight noms this year, DuVernay picked up the award for Outstanding Documentary or Non-Fiction Special.
“It was a beautiful process,” she said, “but it was an emotional process to steep yourself in,” referencing the 100 years of racial oppression documented in 13th.
DuVernay used the opportunity on stage at the Emmys to draw attention to the plight of families affected by the prevalence of incarceration in the U.S.”
Originally published: 9/9/17