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The director of 'Selma' explains why it was 'vital' to put Donald Trump in her Netflix documentary

"Selma" director Ava DuVernay screened her Netflix documentary "13th" on Friday at the New York Film Festival ahead of its debut on the streaming giant October 7th. The movie delves into the prison-industrial complex, in which the number of incarcerated people in America has drastically risen over the decades at an alarming rate (with most being minorities). But "13th" — which refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution — also examines a host of current situations facing minorities, particularly African-Americans, whether it be the Black Lives Matter movement or Donald Trump.
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