Where to watch it: On Netflix, or streaming free on YouTube.
Length: 100 minutes
What It's About: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
- What was your initial response to this film?
- Have you ever been directly affected by any of the issues presented in the film? If not, do you know anyone who has?
- What are your thoughts on the film’s argument that people have been subconsciously conditioned to fear black men at the behest of the media?
- How knowledgeable are you on the concept of social privilege? Do you ever reflect upon the systematic privileges you may or may not experience because of privilege?
- Prior to seeing the film, were you aware of the corporate interest group ALEC? After having seen the film, how do you feel about ALEC?
- The film argues that there is a direct link between American slavery and the modern American prison system. What is your take on this argument?
- Do you see yourself making any personal changes in your life after having watched 13th? If so, what kinds of changes?