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Ava DuVernay to Make Prince documentary for Netflix
By Associated Press
Published November 2, 2018

In this May 24, 2006 file photo, pop singer Prince performs during the “American Idol” finale show in Los Angeles. One of the first official albums to come from Prince’s vault since his death is just a tape of the superstar singing and playing piano in his home studio in Minnesota 35 years ago. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Ava DuVernay is making a multipart documentary on Prince for Netflix with the support of the late musician’s estate.

The director on Tuesday confirmed Twitter reports late Monday that she’s working on the film. The documentary will be made with extensive use of Prince’s archives and will span the artist’s entire life.

It will be the “Selma” filmmaker’s second documentary for Netflix. Her 2016 film, “The 13th,” explored mass incarceration as a form of continued slavery for African Americans. It was nominated for best documentary by the Academy Awards and won an Emmy Award for outstanding documentary.

DuVernay, who earlier this year directed Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” is currently filming the Netflix miniseries “Central Park Five.”

FILE – In this March 13, 2018 file photo, director Ava DuVernay appears at the premiere of “A Wrinkle In Time,” in London. DuVernay has checked off another milestone for black female directors. This week her film “A Wrinkle in Time” crossed the $100 million mark domestically, a first for a black woman. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

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