13th: From Slave to Criminal With One Amendment

PRESENTED BY: Mt Baker Meaningful Movies
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6:30 PM, Thursday, February 23, 2017
Location: Mt Baker (click for map)

13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director Ava DuVernay.  Centered on race in the United States criminal justice system, 13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude . . . shall exist within the United States,” (unless as punishment for a crime)!  The progression from that qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling and highly lucrative American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity, with a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men.

13TH is nominated for the 2017 Oscar Documentary (feature).   Tomato (film critics) gives this film a 97% rating!

Doors open at 6:00 pm for snacks and conversation.  Film starts at 6:30 pm.

Open to the public.  Everyone welcome.  Film and Snacks are FREE.

Your donations are gratefully accepted and help us to continue showing Meaningful Movies.  Suggested donation $5.

Discussion will follow the film showing.          See you at the movies!

Sponsors: Mt. Baker Meaningful Movies with Mt. Baker Community Club

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

Director: Ava DuVernay

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