13th to screen April 13 in commons

The Media School Report • March 26, 2017

The Media School will screen the Academy Award-nominated documentary 13th at 7 p.m. April 13 in the Franklin Hall commons. The screening is free and open to the public.

Named for the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the film was directed by Ava DuVernay and is a Netflix original documentary. It takes an in-depth look at the racial inequality in the United States prison system, focusing on the criminalization of African Americans and the prison boom.

DuVernay has been a visitor to the school’s Black Film Center/Archive, where she spoke with students and faculty.