13th (2016)

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    Ava DuVernay

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    Non Fiction

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  • The 13th Working


Documentary which uses archival footage and contemporary interviews with academics, activists and politicians to explore the problem of rising incarceration rates in America and the wider issue of institutionalised racism in the criminal justice system in the country. The film draws a connection between the US Constitution’s 13th Amendment and the rising incarceration rates of black men.

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