Screening and Discussion
Sunday, September 17, 3:00 pm
(100 min. film followed by 50 min facilitated discussion)
Tickets are Free
Donations to the work of the Medford Film Collaborative (via Sanctuary UCC) are welcomed.
Tufts’ ASEAN Auditorium, Fletcher School - 160 Packard Ave, Medford
Synopsis of the Film: 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
For information about all of the films in the series: www.MedfordFilm.org.
This Film is Free - but ticket/registration is requested: www.sanctuaryucc.org/13th
This screening and discussion is being presented by the Medford Film Collaborative in conjunction with the Medford Conversations Project, and hosted by the Office of Community Relations at Tufts University as part of a series on Race and Ethnicity in Medford and Beyond.
The screening has been made possible with the generous support of the Medford Arts Council
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