13th – A film about history of US racial inequality

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Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay’s examination of the US prison system on Netflix/YouTube looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

This piercing, Oscar-nominated film won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the Baftas and the NAACP Image Awards.

US rating: TV-MA – For mature audiences. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under.

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