(“13th” is available to stream free on Netflix or YouTube)
Please join the World of Wellesley for our Documentary and Discussion: 13th, on January 31st: 6:30-8:30 PM. Masks are optional. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE admission. Please click on the image to stream on YouTube.
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads ‘Neither slavery norinvoluntary 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 with bracing
lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
Culture Duration: 1:40:02
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