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Ava DuVernay’s 13th: A Film Screening & Dialogue Series
June 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
“Powerful, infuriating… Ava DuVernay’s documentary ‘13TH’ will get your blood boiling… Electrifying.”–THE NEW YORK TIMES
The below is excerpted from Common Sense Media’s review.
A new documentary, 13th, is a “fierce call to action…director Ava DuVernay effectively doubles down on both educating her viewers and inspiring them to take a stand against racial injustice in 2016 America. Hoping to provide a semblance of political balance to her efforts in 13th, DuVernay asserts that both Democratic and Republican administrations are responsible for burgeoning prison populations and the devastating effect of past policies on an entire minority population. Additionally, she interviews well-known conservatives, like Newt Gingrich and Grover Norquist.”
“Particularly compelling are sequences in which she identifies some of the most noxious corporations and/or organizations…that profit from and depend upon the rounding up of as many able-bodied men as possible. And she unabashedly includes the chilling footage from a number of recent police shootings of unarmed African-American men and boys. Challenging, disturbing, and confrontational, this film is must-see viewing for mature and concerned Americans.” Learn more and register!