Legendary Director Ava DuVernay Talks New Series ‘Home Sweet Home’

Academy Award-nominated director Ava DuVernay’s newest social experiment is the first unscripted series of the illustrious director’s resume coming to NBC, and the goal of this project falls in line with the rest of DuVernay’s catalog of critical work. Home Sweet Home asks families to step into the home of complete strangers to take on a lifestyle quite unlike their own.

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Ava DuVernay Brings Masterful Touch to New Unscripted Series ‘Home Sweet Home’

Ava DuVernay’s work continues to put forward necessary conversations about identity, community, and society, and her newest unscripted series, coming to NBC in October, will again show off her creative genius. Home Sweet Home is equal parts social experiment and cultural exploration, as 18 different families from various backgrounds accept the challenge of exploring a world unlike their own. The series from the Emmy winning and Academy Award-nominated creator will follow two families in each episode who trade spaces to experience life outside their own home.

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Ava DuVernay’s Collection of Work is Necessary Viewing for Students and Educators Alike

Six years ago, I was student teaching in Durham under the graduate MAT program at Duke University and was well on my way to perhaps the most fulfilling, demanding, and emotionally draining career path in my life. I like to think I accidentally ended up at the front of the classroom — senior year of high school saw my required community service hours stack up until I could go nowhere else last minute, aside from my neighborhood mosque. As presumptuous as it was, the imam still agreed to have me on board teaching elementary Arabic.

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