Films at AAMP: Ava DuVernay’s 13th presented by Reelblack

/Films at AAMP: Ava DuVernay’s 13th presented by Reelblack
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january, 2017

13jan6:30 pm9:30 pmFilms at AAMP: Ava DuVernay's 13th presented by Reelblack

Event Details

Join Reelblack and the African American Museum in Philadelphia for a special screening of Ava DuVernay’s 13TH.The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the issues addressed in this film. Panelists will be announced shortly. This screening is presented as part of AAMP’s annual MLK Weekend Celebration sponsored by Citizens Bank.

Doors: 6:00 pm

Screening: 6:30 pm

 

More about 13TH

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing film 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. A Netflix original documentary.

Time

(Friday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Location

The African American Museum

701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

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