13th (2016)

Film details

  • Director

    Ava DuVernay

  • Country

    USA

  • Year

    2016

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Type

    Film

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Alternative titles

  • The 13th Working

Synopsis

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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