Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 7:00pm • Whittemore Theater
Screening of new film by Ava DuVernay
Directed by Ava Duvernay, acclaimed director of Selma, 13th chronicles the history of racial inequality in the criminal justice system. Beginning with the passage of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution that outlawed slavery, unless as punishment for a crime, DuVernay's documentary argues that slavery is being effectively perpetuated through mass incarceration. Filmed in secrecy, 13th was only revealed after it was announced as the opening film for the New York Film Festival in September 2016, the first documentary film to ever open this festival and the first time a film by a black woman has ever done so. Join us for this free screening, part of the Speech Matters film and speaker series.