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FREE Screening: '13TH' by Ava DuVernay – Saturday 2 September 2017
September 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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#BlackHistoryStudies in association with #Decolonising The Archives presents the screening of 13TH. In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyse the criminalisation of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
13TH is a 2016 American documentary by director #AvaDuVernay. The film explores the “intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States; it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the enslaved and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).
DuVernay’s documentary opens with the facts that today the US has 5% of the world’s population but 25% of the people in the world who are incarcerated. She demonstrates that slavery has been perpetuated in practices since the end of the American Civil War through such actions as criminalising behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression of #AfricanAmericans by disenfranchisement, #lynchings and Jim Crow; conservative Republicans declaring a war on drugs that weighed more heavily on minority communities and, by the late 20th century, mass incarceration of people of color in the United States. She examines the prison-industrial complex and the emerging detention-industrial complex, demonstrating how much money is being made by corporations from such incarceration.
THIS EVENT IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!
This event will take place on SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2017 from 6pm to 9pm.
Doors open at 6.00pm. Film starts at 6.30pm.
This event will be held at the Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham Green Centre, 1 Phillip Lane, #Tottenham, #London, N15 4JA. Nearest Tube: Seven Sisters Station. Nearest Mainline: Bruce Grove Station. Buses: 123, 149, 230, 243, 259, 279, 318, 341, 349, 476, W4. Parking available on site (£4)
SEATING IS UNRESERVED AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS.
Admission will be FREE. Donations would be appreciated.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 15 MINUTES EARLY.
Places for this event are limited so if you are interested in attending please reply as soon as possible to acknowledge your place.
Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so don’t delay.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
By Train: Seven Sisters Underground & Mainline Rail Station (from Liverpool St)
By Tube: Seven Sisters (Victoria Line)
By Bus: Numbers 67, 259, 279 stop nearby