Netflix | Release Date: October 7, 2016
Summary: The title of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th 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.
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Runtime: 100 min
Rating: TV-MA
Production: Kandoo Films
Genres: Crime, Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Director Credit
Ava DuVernay Director
Writer Credit
Ava DuVernay Writer
Spencer Averick Writer
Cast Credit
Angela Davis Herself - Interviewee
Baz Dreisinger Herself - Interviewee
Bryan Stevenson Himself
Cory Booker Himself - Interviewee
Cory Greene Himself - Interviewee
Craig DeRoche Himself - Interviewee
Dan Rather Himself
David Dinkins Himself - Interviewee
David Keene Himself
Dolores Canales Herself - Interviewee
Gina Clayton Herself - Interviewee
Glenn E. Martin Himself - Interviewee
Harry Reasoner Himself
Henry Louis Gates Himself - Interviewee
James Kilgore Himself
Jelani Cobb Himself - Interviewee
John Hagan Himself
Kevin Gannon Himself - Interviewee
Lisa Graves Herself - Interviewee
Lyndon B. Johnson Himself
Malkia Cyril Herself - Interviewee
Marie Gottschalk Herself - Interviewee
Melina Abdullah Herself - Interviewee
Michael Hough Himself
Michelle Alexander Herself - Interviewee
Newt Gingrich Himself - Interviewee
Nicholas Turner Himself
Peter Jennings Himself
Van Jones Himself - Interviewee
Walter Cronkite Himself
Producer Credit
Adam Del Deo Executive Producer
Angus Wall Executive Producer
Ava DuVernay Producer
Ben Cotner Executive Producer
Howard Barish Producer
Jason Sterman Executive Producer
Lisa Nishimura Executive Producer
Mercedes Yolanda Cooper Associate Producer
Michael Nell Associate Producer
Spencer Averick Producer
Tilane Jones Co-Producer