As a cinema studies minor and someone who is highly interested in a career in the film industry, I do not think that it is discussed enough just how inspiring director Ava DuVernay is. In conjunction with DuVernay’s rise, the dearth of female filmmakers is another topic that I think often goes under the radar.
This past summer, the U.S. women’s national soccer team (USWNT) won the 2019 Women’s World Cup, its second consecutive World Cup title. After shredding Japan 5-2 in the 2015 Women’s World Cup final, USWNT comfortably defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in 2019.
On August 3, 2019, a situation that has become a mainstay of American culture took place in Colorado Springs. A police officer shot a young black male. Nearly two weeks after the fatal shooting, the family of the victim forced Colorado police to release body camera footage of what happened.