Directorial genius Ava DuVernay takes on mass incarceration in her new documentary, titled The 13th. In the film, DuVernay confronts the long standing history of mass incarceration and its effect on African Americans. Taking on issues like convict leasing and Jim Crow Laws, she explores some sensitive yet hard-hitting topics
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As previously reported, DuVernay's documentary will open up the New York Film Festival as the first documentary to do so on September 30th. For those of us who won't be there, we can look forward to catching it on Netflix October 7th.