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Hamilton's Summer Documentary Series

Join us for fabulous documentaries on loan to us for public viewing with permission from a popular subscription-based entertainment company. Popcorn will be provided.

13TH (Run time: 1hr 40 mins)
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 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.

Monday, July 10, 2017 Show more dates
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Computer Lab
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Jill Baker