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Ava DuVernay didn’t make her first film until she’s 35. The documentarian is known for her words of wisdom and on time messages. Here are our 5 favorite quotes from the screenwriter that will be sure to inspire you and lift up your spirits.

“I made my first film when I was 35, so I firmly believe that you don’t have to be one thing in life. If you’re doing something, and you have a desire to do something different, give it a try.”

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