Film Screening: 13th by Ava duVernay

Event details

  • Sunday | January 8, 2017
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • 579 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark DE 19711

January 8, 12 noon. 

This Sunday, Adult Religious Education continues after Sunday Service. We will serve pizza for lunch and set up a big screen TV in the sanctuary to show Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13th.

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 incarceration and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity.