“D.O.C. (DOCUMENTARY OVERALL CONCLUSION) REPORT

13th

TITLE:

13TH   (NETFLIX)

DIRECTOR/PRODUCERS:

AVA DUVERNAY / HOWARD BARISH & SPENCER AVERICK

DATE:

OCTOBER 7, 2016

PRODUCTION COMPANY:

FORWARD MOVEMENT, KANDOO FILMS

 

QUESTIONS:

  1. WHO ARE THE MAIN CHARACTERS OR WHAT IS THE MAIN TOPIC?

THE MAIN TOPIC WAS MASSIVE INCARCERATION AND THE CHARACTERS CONSISTED OF JAILED INMATES, BLACK MALES, POLITICIANS, LAWS & LEGISLATION, ADVOCATES AND ACTIVISTS IN REGARDS TO MASSIVE INCARCERATION.

  1. WHAT ARE THREE ISSUES THAT ARE PRESENTED IN THE DOCUMENTARY?

THE HUGE INCREASE IN CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES POPULATION IN THE LAST 50 YEARS. THE PROFIT THE CORPORATIONS ARE MAKING OFF INCARCERATION AND SOME OF ITS VENDORS. THE REFORM OF SLAVERY BEING UTILIZED IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

  1. HOW DID THE DOCUMENTARY MAKE YOU FEEL?

THE DOCUMENTARY WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND EMOTIONAL FOR ME. MY FEELINGS CAN BE DESCRIBED AS SHOCKED, HURT, ANGRY, SYMPATHETIC, UNDERSTANDING, COMPASSIONATE, AWARE AND INTERESTED IN FURTHER RESEARCH ON THESE TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS DOCUMENTARY.

  1. WHAT ARE 3 PIECES OF INFORMATION THAT YOU LEARNED FROM THE DOCUMENTARY?

THAT A BLACK MAN, KALIEF BROWDER, WAS WRONGLY IMPRISONED, SERVED THREE YEARS, RELEASED AND TWO YEARS LATER COMMITTED SUICIDE. THERE IS A LEGISLATIVE ENTITY (ALEC) THAT HELPS WRITE LAWS FOR STATES. THE BLACK MAN MAKES UP 62% OF THE WORLD’S POPULATION AND 40.5% OF THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES POPULATION, AS OF 2016.

  1. SUMMARIZE THE DOCUMENTARY IN YOUR OWN WORDS.

THE VIEWING OF THIS DOCUMENTARY LEFT MYSELF IN CONCLUSION OF THE FOLLOWING: STATISTICS AND FACTS SHOW THAT MASSIVE INCARCERATION HAS BECOME THE MODERN DAY SLAVERY’S BREATHE AND LIFELINE. THE DOCUMENTARY ALLOWS US TO SEE A GOVERNMENT WHO WENT FROM ENSLAVING HUMANS, WITH NO ENTITLEMENT TO CIVIL RELEASE AND RIGHTS, TO ONLY HAVE IT REPRESENTED DECADES LATER IN MASSIVE INCARCERATION TACTICS. IT JUST SHOWS ME HOW THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM HAS BEEN CONTINUING THIS EPIDEMIC IN AMERICA, FOR TOO LONG IN PLAIN SIGHT. WITH STORIES OF AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, BLACK MEN WERE WRONGFULLY JAILED, TO CURRENT DAY EXPERIENCES OF INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE INFLICTED WITH THIS ASSAULT AS WELL!

 

 

LINKS AND MORE INFO:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5895028/

https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/movies/13th

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/13th_(film)

 

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