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13th

Documentary


 

The USA has 5% of the world's population and 25% of its prisoners. This documentary exposes the inequitable tangle of race relations in the USA.

Stories and information come thick and fast in "13th". Film and news footage are combined with chilling effect to demonstrate how biases have become politicised and entrenched. Talking heads build a convincing case exposing how crime has been a hot political issue and used to divide US citizens along racial lines. The content is not new - or if you're conscientious, surprising - but has been powerfully assembled to be anguishing, overwhelming and unnervingly shocking in its honesty. We've stopped breathing.

Anne Murphy

Online Release 4th October 2017
Netflix 101 mins