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Ava DuVernay Visits Ron Clark Academy
By Oz Online | Published on January 30, 2024

Primetime Emmy-award winning director Ava Duvernay stopped by Ron Clark Academy, located in the heart of metro Atlanta, to talk about her new movie, Origin, based on the critically acclaimed novel “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by New York Times bestselling author, Isabelle Wilkerson. 

The book, and by extension the movie, focuses on racism in America and how it creates an unjust caste system.

“I want them to understand that underneath all the …. that we experience, there’s this thing called caste. There’s this idea that one person is better than another person based on something that is completely random. Your skin color, your religion, your gender,” explained DuVernay. 

DuVernay wrote, directed, and produced the movie, which was filmed primarily in Savannah, Georgia although scenes were also shot in Montgomery, Alabama, New Delhi, India, Berlin, Germany, and Pembroke, Georgia. 

The star-studded cast includes Jon Bernthal, Aunjanue Ellis, Nick Offerman, Niecy Nash, and Vera Farmiga, among many others. 
Origin premieres in-theaters on Friday, January 26!

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