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So, black-cinema lovers: There's a nine-hour conversation happening on Twitter right now.

Director Ava DuVernay is making our Friday with the Rebel-a-thon event on Twitter, hosted by her organization AFFRM, which is described as a collection of “like-minded black film nerds” who “distribute the work of black independent filmmakers as [it] cultivates audiences for their films.”

The Twitter-thon is a wide-ranging discussion about black film, and several of your favorite black indie filmakers are taking questions. DuVernay, Pete Chatmon, Ryan Coogler, Julie Dash and others are taking over the @AFFRM timeline, and they are currently dropping gems:

You have until 8 p.m. EST to join the convo. Send your questions using the hashtag #AFFRMRebels.

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