Weekday Documentary – 13th
Directed by Ava DuVernay (100 minutes). Presented by Policy Matters Ohio. The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, adopted in 1865, abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In 13th, filmmaker Ava DuVernay follows the progression from that clause to the horrors of mass criminalization. The sprawling American prison industry is discussed by an array of activists, historians and formerly incarcerated individuals. Daniel Ortiz, Outreach Director of Policy Matters Ohio, will join us to discuss the film.