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Ava DuVernay Unites With 42 Black Filmmakers for Twitter Rebel-A-Thon in Support of Diversity

Write your name in the credits of a movement!

The Internet might be a cesspool, but it also offers profound and unprecedented ways for creators to connect with audiences and each other. Selma director Ava DuVernay is currently hosting a 12-hour Twitter Rebel-A-Thon that will bring together 42 black filmmakers in support of the AFFRM (African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement) campaign, a distribution collective founded by DuVernay in 2011.

A press release (via Indiewire) explains,

For the second consecutive year, African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement (AFFRM) will unite 40+ black feature filmmakers to interact with film lovers and raise awareness for AFFRM’s 2015 Rebel membership drive. Utilizing the #ARRAY hashtag, filmmakers will tweet in a 12-hour long conversation to further and foster varied voices and visions in cinema.

To learn more about some of the participating filmmakers and get a look at some of the 8 features AFFRM has distributed, check out this video from

AFFRM’s membership drive will continue from now through June 5th; the collective’s goal is to sign up 1,000 new members. But why wait until June to get involved when so many incredible filmmakers are sharing their knowledge online right now?

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