It was just named to the shortlist for an Oscar in the documentary category. Her documentary "13TH," which she also co-wrote is streaming on Netflix now. Best known for his work an editor on critically acclaimed films Middle of Nowhere (2012), Selma (2014) and for producing 2016 acclaimed documentary 13th for which he received Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature nominations at 89th Academy Awards, that he shared with director Ava DuVernay and co-producer Howard Barish. "13th" And the idea behind "13TH" is to give people that context so that we don't make uninformed statements, that we can all work from a place of knowledge to try to get to a place where we just do better as Americans. The reason? Kharey Wise, 16, in court when he was arraigned in the Central Park jogger case. 17,609, This story has been shared 2,551 times. NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. There is, astoundingly, a loophole in the text of that amendment: Slavery is illegal now, it says, “except for punishment as a crime.” And so the number of prisoners in the U.S. exploded. 332, This story has been shared 315 times. The first generation of superheroes have kept the world safe for nearly a century. 13th (2016) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. AVA DUVERNAY: Thank you for speaking with me. @16:41 -- Crime rates are on the rise during the Nixon administration (pinned on the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement) and an increasing number of black men end up behind bars in response to Nixon's "war on crime". With Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales. That’s how change is born. I think a lot of the time we talk about these things in a very unemotional, clinical way, you know, where it feels like study. There are exceptions, including criminals. A teen with the power of invisibility is dragged into a small-time criminal's quest to rule the neighborhood, and gets to know a mysterious art student. This piercing, Oscar-nominated film from Ava DuVernay won Best Documentary at the Emmys, BAFTAs and NAACP Image Awards. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Named after the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which abolished slavery (except as punishment for a crime) the film pleads the case that our modern day incarceration is a new form of slavery.

A group of young black men are accused of beating and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web! The film's title refers to the 13th Amendment. By 2001, the black prison population is 878,400 and at yearend 2002, 10.4% of black males age 25-29 are in prison, compared to 1.2% of white males in the same age group. .

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