Ava DuVernay is a force to be reckoned with.
After directing the awards darling Selma, she was top of the list to direct Marvel’s Black Panther, but instead turned it down to helm Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time. There’s no denying her talent as a storyteller and visionary, so it was a pleasant surprise when it was revealed only last week that the director secretly made a Netflix documentary about mass incarceration in America called 13th.
Set to open the New York Film Festival, 13th takes a hard look at why 1/4 of the world’s prison population is in the ‘land of the free’ and why people of colour have been unfairly targeted and locked up.
Check out the trailer below:
13th will premiere worldwide on Netflix on October 7.