ORIGIN – Review by Sherin Nicole

Ava DuVernay is a sculptor of non-fiction, shaping her films into something real and yet interpretive. Her best work is art and reality all at once. Origin is her finest work to date. A film that fills in the missing pieces of our societal woes and makes us want to shatter the mirror it holds up with equal potency.

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ORIGIN – Review by T.J. Callahan

Origin is an historical fiction drama based on the non-fiction book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by journalist Isabel Wilkerson. In Caste, Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winning features writer and New York Times bestselling author, explains that America’s founding ideology and ideals of liberty and equality for all are really an enduring hierarchy that isn’t racial, but an unspoken caste system much like that which exists in India.

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WEEK IN WOMEN: 2020 Gracies for Williams, Nash, Watts and more – Brandy McDonnell reports

Winners of the the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s 45th annual Gracie Awards includes such esteemed honorees as Michelle Williams, Niecy Nash, Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, Tamron Hall, Naomi Watts, Angela Yee, Norah O’Donnell, Stephanie Beatriz, and Soledad O’Brien, along with more than 100 of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media.

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