Winner Middle of Nowhere


Credits


(Award given to the writer, director and producers of a feature made for under $500,000)

WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Ava DuVernay
PRODUCERS: Howard Barish / Paul Garnes


Synopsis


Middle of Nowhere follows Ruby, a bright medical student who sets aside her dreams and suspends her career when her husband is incarcerated. As the committed couple stares into the hollow end of an eight-year prison sentence, Ruby must learn to live another life, one marked by shame and separation. But through a chance encounter and a stunning betrayal that shakes her to her core, this steadfast wife is soon propelled in new and often shocking directions of self-discovery – caught between two worlds and two men in the search for herself.