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Spotify Unveils New Ava DuVernay Podcast Dedicated to Social Change

February 22, 2021

Earlier this year, we shared news of a multiyear partnership between Spotify and award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay, who is known for powerful movies and television like Selma and Queen Sugar. Spotify and DuVernay will produce exclusive scripted and unscripted original audio programming through ARRAY, DuVernay’s multi-platform arts and social impact collective dedicated to narrative change. ARRAY will partner with Spotify’s Gimlet studio on a number of scripted and unscripted narrative podcasts.

Today at our Stream On event, we shared more details on the first project—an unscripted podcast—that will be launching through the collaboration.

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This unscripted podcast is based on ARRAY’S Law Enforcement Accountability Project, launched after the murder of George Floyd by on-duty police officers. The podcast is an investigative series that chronicles officers who commit murder, revealing the alarming truth about the blue wall of silence that protects police after they pull the trigger. The series explores a new case each week, zeroing in on the lack of repercussions and accountability despite fatal wrongdoing.