“It’s dangerous as a black woman to give something that you made from your point of view, very steeped in your identity and your personhood, to a white man whose gaze is usually the exact opposite and to say ava duvernay‘You are the carrier of this film to the public, you’re the one who will dictate if it has value.’ You had a lot less fears with that around Roger.” So praises Selma director Ava DuVernay about Roger Ebert’s approach toward cinema in this clip from the Oscar short-listed feature documentary Life Itself, which follows the Chicago Sun Times critic’s legacy. DuVernay reveals a personal childhood connection she made with Ebert, one which he eventually wrote a moving post about. Take a look: