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A new test, the "DuVernay Test" was developed by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis honoring the award-winning African American director Ava DuVernay. This test is meant to critique a film’s racial diversity based on a set of criteria. Using this analysis tool, students can evaluate films on how well they actually embrace racial diversity. This handout includes a description of the DuVernay test, the criteria used to critique the film, and five questions for students to answer guiding their reflection as they watch the film I use it as an end to my sociology class each year. Students watch the Blind Side and then analyze it using the DuVernay test Included in this packet are a list of Best Picture nominations for students to select one to analyze if you want to assign this as homework instead of using it in class. It is a great "end-of-the-year" activity - students can watch a film using a sociological perspective and critical lens.