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Ava DuVernay Says Storyline In Her New Show Highlights One Of Our Great 'National Tragedies'

At its core, “Queen Sugar” is a show about family. But the scripted drama from filmmaker Ava DuVernay also doesn’t shy away from complex, controversial topics framing today’s real-life experiences, like the reality of trying to re-enter society as a convicted felon. As DuVernay explains, one of the main characters in “Queen Sugar,” is facing this exact struggle. Ralph Angel is a formerly incarcerated single father trying to restart his life, but as he does so, he runs into a series of roadblocks that seem designed to prevent his reintegration.
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