Wednesday Jan 11, 2017 7:30 PM This is a past program

Ava DuVernay’s stirring documentary takes its title from the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery yet included a clause that laid the foundation for the long history of racial inequality in America’s prison industrial complex. Picking up the mantle of Michelle Alexander’s book The New Jim Crow, the film traces these staggering prison statistics in what Manohla Dargis calls a “powerful cinematic call to conscience.” (2016, dir. Ava DuVernay, 100 min.)

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