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'Dear White People' director Justin Simien on his Sundance experience with the film




Director Justin Simien accepting the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent award at Sundance 2014 for
Director Justin Simien accepting the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent award at Sundance 2014 for "Dear White People"
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Sundance can make and break careers. Filmmaker Justin Simien was well aware of the risks and rewards of debuting his film “Dear White People” at the festival last year. But after his movie received critical praise and a special jury award, it’s safe to say that the trek to Park City, Utah paid off.

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Listen to Justin Simien as he remembers what he was going through when his film premiered at the Sundance festival in 2014.



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