November 13, 2016 – Social Justice Film

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Social Justice Film Series

The Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples
Sunday,  November 13, 2016
12:45 pm
Free Admission

13TH13th

 

On November 13th we will watch “13TH” – Ana Duvernay’ s ( Selma ) recently released documentary that tracks the criminalization of African Americans from the end of the Civil War to the present day, assailing a broken prison system and other examples of institutionalized racial bias with a measured gaze. The title stems from the 13th amendment, which has been celebrated for abolishing slavery despite one troubling loophole that birthed a century and a half of persecution. By allowing forced labor for convicted criminals, the amendment enabled an angry, resentful white society to imprison newly freed slaves on minor charges — and, with time, enhance the perception of black criminality that continues to reverberate today. ( Indiewire )

 

Filmmaker: Ana Duvernay

Trailer: https://youtu.be/V66F3WU2CKk

100 minutes; 2016

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