Synopsis Of The Film 13th By Ava Duvenay

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13th, directed by Ava DuVenay, is a Netflix original documentary released in 2016 which brings to the table many individuals to discuss the evolution of the criminalization of African Americans using the thirteenth amendment and the growth of the U.S. prison industry.
About the Director
Ava DuVenay was born on August 24, 1972 in Long Beach, California. Mostly known as a director and filmmaker, DuVenay directed the Oscar-nominated film Selma (2014), which depicts the role Dr. Martin Luther King Jr played in the struggle for voting rights. DuVenay is the first African American female director to receive a Golden Globe nomination and a Best Picture Oscar nomination, making great strides as an African American female.
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This strategy was continuality used by Republicans and even Democrats to gain the popular vote. It resulted in millions of people being incarcerated for minor infractions and breaking up families across America.
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“Uncle Remus” was a fictional character created by Joel Chandler Harris as the narrator of a collection of various African American stories. This gave the American people a perception that African American were kind people with many songs and stories to tell. However, after Birth of a Nation was screened that image was quickly replaced with the notion that African Americans were rapists, murderers, and a threat to society. Since slavery had been abolished and the country still need “black bodies” working this film was successfully able to keep African Americans enslaved in prison. This shows the massive impact media has on our everyday lives even in the 1910s. It brought to light a stereotype that everyone was thinking but keep repressed until the film had aired. This perception of race is further perpetuated with the usage of William Horton in 1988 presidential campaign. Al Gore and George H. W. Bush both used Americans fear of criminality in African Americans to gain the vote and/or decimate their opponents. Ever since after the Civil War, race has played a big part gaining popularity among the white populace. In Michelle Alexander’s novel, The New Jim Crow, she calls this mass incarceration of African Americans simply another version of the Jim Crow laws which were abolish long ago but clearly never forgotten. Society never has

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