13th

13th

13th

Director Ava DuVernay (Selma) explores the injustice of the US prison system and what it reveals about racial inequality in America. Streaming on Netflix from October 7, 2016.

The title refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States…” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay using archival footage and testimony from an array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men.

Best Documentary, BAFTAs 2017
2016100 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Ava DuVernay ('Selma', 'Middle of Nowhere', 'I Will Follow')
Cast:
Newt Gingrich

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Articulate exposition of America's biggest problems

A mile away from the alienating, statue-toppling antics and sloganeering of Antifa, this documentary presents a compelling mix of real experience, political and historical theory, images, video and music in its condemnation of the various incarnations of racism in America, and especially the curse of mass incarceration.

4.0

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Articulate exposition of America's biggest problems

A mile away from the alienating, statue-toppling antics and sloganeering of Antifa, this documentary presents a compelling mix of real experience, political and historical theory, images, video and music in its condemnation of the various incarnations of racism in America, and especially the curse of mass incarceration.

4.0