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analysis of the documentary 13th, by ava duvernay 1137 words 5 pages. The documentary 13th, directed and written by ava duvernay and released as a netflix original in 2016 is about the history of racism and inequality across america, corresponding with the mass incarceration of african-americans in modern prison.
On october 7th, 2016, netflix released an original documentary called 13th, produced by ava duvernay. S criminal justice system following the end of the civil war, and continuing to the present.
The documentary begins with the telling of events that happened in the early 19th century, specifically about the civil war and the 1915 civil war drama film, the birth of a nation. The film, the birth of a nation, portrayed the black man in a negative matter, such as being criminals and in a way this portrayal installed a new view on how race was going to be seen in the.
the film took great efforts to avoid this, as easily as it would seem for it to have been proposed. Presumably, once a person has admitted that the 13th did not actually abolish slavery, the film had the logical follow up question- do you support slavery? If the viewer is still on board with reality and humanity, they should answer no.
Constitutions 13th amendment, which abolished slavery and freed more than 4 million americans.
About precedents the 13th was chosen as the opening-night event of the film society of lincoln centers new york film festival.
the visionary filmmaker ava duvernay, director of 2014s selma, makes it clear in her long-awaited documentary, 13th, that the u.
scout tafoyas video essay series about maligned masterpieces celebrates steven soderberghs solaris. Premiering tonight at the new york film festival, 13th is the first documentary to open the festival in its 54 year history.