Ava DuVernay - Female Filmmakers - Nine for IX Series
Indie film director Ava DuVernay produces edgy stories about amazing women, such as this month's Venus VS.
By Carrie Rickey and Arianna DavisO, The Oprah Magazine
| From the July 2013 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Photo: Robert Riger/Getty Images
The Film: Runner
The Athlete: Distance runner Mary Decker
Her Legacy: The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles could have been Decker's big win—until a nasty collision with fellow competitor Zola Budd in the midst of the 3,000-meter race. The film follows how she coped with the life-changing fall, including the two runners' reconciliation.
Airs: August 13
Next: Game on: Pat Summitt on the fight of her life
Printed from Oprah.com on Sunday, March 9, 2014
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