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March 4, 2018

Film For Thought:13th

This popular winter program will feature unique and specially curated selections inspired by themes explored in Joyce J. Scott: Harriet Tubman and Other Truths. Held indoors, this 3-installment series of documentary films offers a thought-provoking look at the issues of race and bias in the United States, and the use of art as a tool for social awareness and change. Film screenings meet within the exhibition for a period of quiet reflection on the work and its themes. Following the screening, share your thoughts during an informal discussion led by experienced guest moderators.

“Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” – 13th Amendment to the US Constitution

The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out with bracing lucidity in 13TH, a galvanizing documentary by Ava DuVernay. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from an array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of historical synthesis.

Snow Date: March 11

March 4, 2018
Start Time:
3:00 PM
Free with park admission. Reservations required.

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