Seventeen year old Lepa Radic was publicly hanged from the branch of a tree, in Bosanska Krupa in Bosnia in January for shooting at German soldiers. She was offered a chance to avoid death by revealing the name of other partisans and she refused.
2014 Director of Selma, civil rights film. Nominated for Oscar's best picture. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay was the first African American woman to win the best director prize at the Sundance Film Festival ( ) for her film 'middle of nowhere'.