Ava DuVernay is fighting back against patriarchy with a bit of humour.
The famed director tweeted out a short clip of the Statue of Liberty fending of her post as men try and take over.
“Women directors beating back the patriarchy with every defiant frame. Saluting @thumbelulu @almaharel @melinamatsoukas and all the ladies with films in theaters now + those who will come next + those who came before,” she captioned it.
The films which DeVernay is referring to are Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” starring Awkwafina, Alma Har’el’s “Honey Boy” in which Shia LaBeouf both wrote and stars in and Melina Matsoukas’ “Queen And Slim”.
Fellow director Barry Jenkins won for the Best Director Award at the Independent Spirit Awards back in February for “If Beale Street Could Talk” where he also called on Hollywood to hire more female directors.
“I’m not going to lie man, I didn’t want to win this,” Jenkins revealed while accepting the award. He then added that one of the three women in the category should have taken home the prize.