Online Movie Night with SFI!
Join your fellow sangha members in an online watch party. We’ll view the film together and all are welcome to use the chat box to share thoughts and feelings along the way.
Synopsis: 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, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime. DuVernay contends that slavery has been perpetuated since the end of the American Civil War through criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state under convict leasing.
The subject of this film will be the focus of Eugene Cash’s talk the following night, Sunday, June 28.