Tuesday, 12 February 2013

" The Door" by Ava DuVernay

"The Door" is a Love Story with no words. An Intelligently beautiful and breathtakingly elegant short film written and directed by the amazing Ava DuVernay for fashion house Miu Miu. One of five international female directors commissioned to tell their story of a "Woman's Tale", Ava tells a beautiful story of friendship, love, commitment and compassion. 

Unity among women is often un-celebrated despite its strong existence. We are portrayed as catty, insecure, covetous and vengeful. Reality television has endorsed these concepts, tainting the perception of valuing anyone other than ourselves.

I fell in love with how Ava captured visually the beauty of friendship, the essence of who women really are. We are supportive and caring. We leave positive footprints on lives we touch. We are capable of loving through circumstances and seasons. During transition and change we can be non-judgmental and non-critical ushering each other through new doors. We can be honest and pure sometimes without the need to say anything at all.

Cinematic bliss is created through back drops of beautiful settings. Graced with the talent of Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye, Emayatzy Corinealdi and artist Goapele keep you locked in. Miu Miu heighten the elegance of these woman by adorning them with pieces that represent real prowess and demure.

Ava DuVernay is the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at Sundance Film Festival, for her second feature, Middle of Nowhere, in 2012. An achievement that speaks for itself.

Watch her creative work below and share your thoughts.

God Bless you x 

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