Screening of the Netflix Documentary, 13th, featuring Kevin Gannon
October 26, 2016
Please join Netflix and Grand View for a special screening of Ava DuVernay's documentary,13th, on Thursday, November 3 at 6 p.m. in Viking Theatre. The screening will be followed by a panel conversation featuring local organizations and activists, including our own Kevin Gannon, who is featured in the film.
You can watch the trailer here.
Space is limited so RSVP today.
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing film refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity.With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis. A Netflix original documentary.