Ava Duvernay’s next film is a documentary on Venus Williams, called “Venus Versus”. Here’s a brief description of the film:
We know the swing. We know the swagger. But what we don’t know about Venus Williams is how she singlehandedly changed the face of her sport off the tennis court. In a stunning case that enraptured the European public, a young, African-American athlete put her brand and reputation on the line to do what no other player in tennis had ever done: overturn the decades old practice of paying female prize winners less than their male counterparts. From British Parliament to the United Nations to the hallowed courts of Wimbledon, we trace Venus Williams’ landmark fight for equal pay, equal recognition and how she changed the boys club forever.
Ava Duvernay is quickly becoming one of the most important indie filmmakers on the scene today. “I Will Follow” and “My Mic Sounds Nice” were great films, “Middle Of Nowhere” has already received incredible praise, and now this?!