Starring: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory BookerDirector: Ava DuVernayWriter: Spencer Averick, Ava DuVernayIn Theaters: October 7, 2016Runtime: 100 min 8.2
It was thought that slavery was outlawed long ago, but according to the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution, those convicted of crimes are an exemption. Involuntary servitude is a perfectly legal practice as a form of punishment that is seen in the prison system of the United States.
Mainly focusing on racial inequality through the scope of the nation's prison systems, a new light is shone on what is known as 'Modern Slavery'. The true number of incarcerated African Americans is astounding, and the numbers keeping rising.