First Black Oscar Winning Director Doesn’t Support Boycott “We Need To Work With Hollywood In The System” [Video]

- By Bossip Staff

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http://democracynow.org – We speak with Roger Ross Williams about his new project, “Life,Animated,” which just premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Williams was the first African-American director to win an Oscar, for his film “Music by Prudence,” which won the 2010 Academy Award for documentary short subject. He also directed the critically acclaimed feature documentary “God Loves Uganda.” “You feel the weight of history,” Williams says of his recognition. “The Academy just reflects Hollywood,” Williams says as he discusses why he will not be boycotting the Oscars, but instead plans to continue trying to improve recognition and diversity by mentoring young filmmakers.

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