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Venus VS.: The Director

Photograph By ESPN Films

Award-winning director Ava DuVernay had one important motivation for making 'Venus VS.': "Venus is a superior athlete, a legend; but she is also an activist who revolutionized her sport off the court with her fight for prize equality. ... People in the United States should know of her true professional bravery and personal tenacity in making sure women athletes are regarded and rewarded on par with their male counterparts."