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Free Film Series: 13th

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Free Film Series: 13th


Culver Center of the Arts

Start Date/Time

8/26/2017 7:00 PM

End Date/Time

8/26/2017 9:00 PM

Type of Event

Arts and Culture


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The title of Ava DuVernay's extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 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 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.


Film Details

Directed by: Ava DuVernay
100 minutes

Free Admission!
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“Film for Thought” is sponsored by the Advancing Intercultural Studies project and the UCR Center for Ideas and Society through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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