Ava Duvernay Documentary Shines Light On How Prison System Is Legal Slavery
If you didn’t already know — the 13th Amendment just changed slavery from one form to another. This ish is so deep. THIS needs to be MANDATORY VIEWING for ignorant people of all races to watch and learn.
Here’s the Netflix description:
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH 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.