For WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2017, ACADEMY AWARD Nominee/Filmmaker/Activist AVA DUVERNAY covers the March 2017 BLACK WOMEN In HOLLYWOOD: 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY Issue of ESSENCE Magazine!!!
Her NETFLIX Documentary Film, 13TH, sheds light on an inhumane clause in the 13th amendment of the United States constitution that essentially legalizes slavery through criminalization. Narrated by a diverse group of activists, lawmakers and social influencers, the film places a particular focus on the detrimental effects that the clause has had on the Black community, as well as how U.S. coroporations and multiple government administrations have had a hand in keeping the irrevocably damaging criminalization cycle alive in Black communities for decades.
AVA DUVERNAY is the educator who schools us on SLAVERY, RACISM, & INCARCERATION: 14 EXAMINED CONNECTIONS In 13TH.