Screening | 13th Directed by: Ava DuVernay (2016)
Part of the Dare to Be Diverse Film series
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7 pm
“Powerful, infuriating and at times overwhelming, Ava DuVernay’s documentary “13TH” will get your blood boiling and tear ducts leaking.” - NY Times
Ava DuVernay’s follow up to “Selma” focuses on the 13th Amendment, which states “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except s a punishment for crime…shall exist within the United States.” This effectively abolished slavery for everyone EXCEPT criminals. The documentary shakes up thinking about race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States.
SUNY Buffalo State’s Office of Equity and Campus Diversity, Communication Department, the Office of Student Life and Burchfield Penney Art Center are partnering to create Beyond Boundaries: Dare to be Diverse, a dynamic, year-long program designed to initiate and promote continuing dialogue about issues of diversity on campus. The series is curated by Professors Meg Knowles and Ruth Goldman from the Communication Department and Jason Parker from the Office of Equity and Campus Diversity. The program centers around a screening series of six films, including panels of respondents from the community at four screenings, and two special guest speakers, who will also hold workshops outside the screenings.