Movie Trailer: ’13th”

Published: Tuesday 11th Oct 2016 by David
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The worrying link between African-American chattel slavery and mass incarceration is explored in ‘13th‘, an eye and mind opening new documentary by Ava Duvernay.

Now available to watch on Netflix, the project scratches beyond the surface level slavery narrative often presented in the school system to expose the government’s ties a system which enslaved African-Americans after slavery was abolished in 1865.

Even more frightening is how this system is still in place…today.

People don’t know about this…history. They don’t know how we’ve gotten to this moment where people have to actually protest and be in the streets and say, ‘My life matters.’ My hope is that you see this and we start to change as people, we start to think twice about how we treat each other.

I cried a lot making this. It was emotionally exhausting. It was really, really challenging to do, but they must be done.

Trailer below…

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  1. Justsayin October 11, 2016

    Smh

  2. Ughhhh October 11, 2016

    Why are black people stuck in idea of slavery? That’s always the remaining concept of black focused film entertainment. We get it. Let’s move on. It’s odd that we can’t move on from a period we weren’t even part of; I mean yes let’s not pretend it didn’t happen and yes we do need to acknowledge that this is a huge reason for the way black people are always two steps behind in “white america,” but damn. With all this emphasis on “black magic” you would think we would use it for better purposes than reminding ourselves on our oppression ever damn opportunity we get. Let’s stop living in the chains that were shackled upon our ancestors and build better material for our future.

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler October 11, 2016

      Yeah,slavery is over but the effects still remain. Just look at our inner city schools and criminal justice system. We aren’t meant to survive cause its a SET UP

      • Ughhhh October 11, 2016

        Did you not read were I said yes slavery is the reason why black people are two steps behind. That doesn’t mean we need to keep creating movies and content about slavery. Clearly reintroducing that period to audiences isn’t changing nor is it creating changes by producing slavery content. They are just making it a form of entertainment now. We should be creating new and innovating projects so black actresses and actors no longer have to be condemned to the slave roles.

  3. e Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi October 11, 2016

    Nice

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