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Ava DuVernay’s new documentary about mass incarceration made me feel ashamed. After it ended, I thought about how much I’d gotten used to in just under two years of covering the criminal justice system for Slate—how thoroughly I have absorbed the unfathomable scale of the country’s prison crisis, and how normal it now seems to me that we tolerate a state of affairs that should be intolerable.
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Ava DuVernay's '13th' Is a Devastating Look at America's Long History of Criminal Injustice

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Click here for reuse options! The "Selma" director shows how the rise of mass incarceration was anything but incidental. The difficulty of making a documentary about the failings of the American criminal justice system is that it is...

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In just a short while, the press screening for the opening-night film of the 2016 New York Film Festival will begin. Members of the media will see “13th,” the Ava DuVernay documentary about mass incarceration that was shot stealthil...

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2014’s Selma launched Ava DuVernay to a whole new level of fame and acclaim, but the filmmaker hasn’t been content to rest on her laurels. For the past couple of years she’s kept mostly off the radar, plugging away at her next few p...

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Coming Distractions: Ava DuVernay uncovers the roots of mass incarceration in 13TH documentary trailer

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Ava DuVernay recently debuted the critically acclaimed TV drama Queen Sugar. Now comes a nonfiction project: 13TH, a documentary about the U.S.’s prison system. The trailer released today previews the film’s exploration of the priso...


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