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Film Screening and Discussion of Ava DuVernay’s Documentary “13th”
January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Members of the Marblehead Task Force Against Discrimination and the Abbot Public Library ask you to join us for a viewing and community discussion of Ava DuVernay’s Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature, 13th, on Wednesday, January 23rd from 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm.
From NETFLIX: “The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 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.”