Film Screening – 13th by Director Ava DuVernay

Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education (HOPE) is proud to host a film screening of the Netflix documentary “13th” by director Ava DuVernay. 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 clarity. 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.

When: Wednesday, November 13 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Ethnic Cultural Theatre (across from the Ethnic Cultural Center)
Who: Free with UW Net ID

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