Meet This Year’s WIRED25: People Who Are Making Things Better

by Wired

September 9, 2020

Sketch drawing of Ava Duvernay from wired article

Ava DuVernay


DuVernay may be the most relevant director of 2020. Her body of work includes SelmaWhen They See Us—about the Central Park Five—and 13th, her 2016 documentary about mass incarceration. (Viewership of the Netflix doc skyrocketed in the three weeks following George Floyd’s murder.) This year she launched the online social justice course Array 101, as well as LEAP, a fund for artists whose work explores police violence.