New Analysis of Ava Duvernay’s Films by TCF Professor

Dr. Rachel Raimist has just published an analysis titled, “Bringing Wreck: The Films of Ava Duvernay,” on In Media Res. She begins:

In Total Chaos: The Art and Aesthetics of Hip-Hop Jeff Chang writes, “Hip-hop began as an early ‘70s youth street culture in New York City, with all the peculiarities of place embedded in it—the slang, the cadence of talk, the way people moved [… and] by the ’90s, hip-hop had helped foster a dramatic increase of representations of people of color.” In Ava Duvernay’s films, rap doesn’t blast as the score to every scene, but her work centers the lives of black and brown hip-hop generation folks with lives rooted in these aesthetics.

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