Director Ava DuVernay has a special new film coming out soon. Real soon.
Well, the project is actually a documentary, and it is, in fact, hitting Netflix later this week, on Oct. 7.
Titled 13th, the endeavor proved to be so remarkable, it became the first-ever doc to open the 2016 New York Film Festival last week. With it, DuVernay explores how race affects the criminal justice system in the United States of America – and vice versa, I should say – as she examines how the Thirteenth Amendment theoretically abolished slavery in America and essentially created a new form of it through mass incarceration.
Needless to say, 13th promises to be powerful, illuminating stuff.
Check out the trailer now: