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Ava DuVernay's '13th' Explores The Evolution Of The U.S. Prison System

If there’s one thing that Ava DuVernay is more passionate about than the present-day reality of black life in America, it’s her push to help people understand the past so America’s sordid history in mistreating black Americans isn’t repeated. The director makes this clear in her stunning new documentary “13th.” The film, which debuts on Netflix Friday, explores how the 13th amendment in the U.
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