Thursday, October 06, 2016

Ava DuVernay on Modern Slavery in America - The New York Times

Ava DuVernay on Modern Slavery in America - The New York Times:



 "Ava DuVernay’s new documentary, “13th,” opened the New York Film Festival last week with a thunderclap, relating the damning story of how, in the age of mass incarceration, prisons have largely become plantations, disproportionately warehousing and exploiting African-American men. The title of the film, which reaches theaters and Netflix on Friday, refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery except as punishment for a crime, a crucial loophole that, in Ms. DuVernay’s forceful telling, has been used for political gain and profit "



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