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October 24th, 2012
12:38 PM ET

SNEAK PEEK: Soledad profiles director Ava Duvernay in her upcoming special "Who is Black in America?"

For the first time ever, an African-American woman is the winner of the coveted '"director award" at the Sundance Film Festival.

Ava Duvernay's film "Middle of Nowhere" hits theaters this week. It's a gripping story of a wife whose world is shattered when her husband is sent off to prison.

Duvernay is a former publicist who overcame fear and ridicule to become an acclaimed independent filmmaker. This morning on "Starting Point," Soledad shared a portion of Duvernay's story, which will be featured in the CNN documentary "Who is Black in America." The special airs on December 9th at 8pmET.

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    Nice interview with an conscious filmmaker doing interesting work. Good to see personalities like this, rather than the same 'ole celebrities, covered from time to time. Thanks!

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