IndieWire by Eric Kohn -Roger Ross Williams Was the First Black Director to Win an Oscar, but the Industry Still Held Him Back

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Ten years ago, Roger Ross Williams became the first African American director to win an Oscar for his short documentary “Music by Prudence.” He thought this would be life changing…it wasn’t. Read Eric Kohn’s article below.

Roger Ross Williams Was the First Black Director to Win an Oscar, but the Industry Still Held Him Back

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