Friday, November 4, 2016 | 13TH: Film & Discussion

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Join us for viewing and discussion of Ava DuVernay’s film 13th.
Friday, November 4 at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
UU Center, 75 S. Pomona Rd, Galloway NJ

Child-friendly event: A kids’ movie (TBA) will be shown in a separate room.

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From Huffington Post:
Ava DuVernay Hopes New Film Will Shed Harsh Light On Mass Incarceration
The filmmaker wants her new documentary to create change in America’s broken justice system. (10/20/2016)

Ava DuVernay’s ‘13th’ Explores The Evolution Of The U.S. Prison System
The film powerfully chronicles the exploitation and incarceration of black lives in America. (10/07/2016)

13TH | Official Trailer [HD]
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. Now Streaming on Netflix. (Published 09/26/2016)