Ava DuVernay (Selma, Queen Sugar) explores troubling links between race and incarceration in America. The film’s title refers to the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery in 1865, but with the loophole clause ‘except as a punishment for crime.’ In lively interviews across the political spectrum – including Michelle Alexander, Angela Davis, Newt Gingrich and Van Jones – the film examines the rise of the prison-industrial complex with insight and emotion. Courtesy of Netflix.

Hear director Ava DuVernay on Pure Nonfiction ep 26.

Director: Ava DuVernay
Producer: Executive Producers Lisa Nishimura, Ben Cotner, Adam Del Deo, Producers Angus Wall, Jason Sterman Ava Duvernay, Howard Barish, Spencer Averick
Cinematographer: Hans Charles, Kira Kelly
Editor: Spencer Averick
Music: Jason Moran
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2016