Tuesday, February 14, 2017

13th (2016)

Academy Awards, USA 2017

Best Documentary Feature
Ava DuVernay
Spencer Averick
Howard Barish

Directed by Ava DuVernay
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

The roots of the modern phenomenon of "mass incarceration" are traced to a clause in the 13th amendment to the Constitution, which outlawed slavery, except in the notable exception of punishment for a crime. The clause has been exploited over the decades as a way to incarcerate people of color and use them for cheap labor. The argument is convincing and disturbing, especially in the current political climate. You might want to go out and start protesting after viewing it.

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