The New York Film Festival will open with its first non-fiction feature, Ava DuVernay’s 13th. The documentary which is a Netflix stream is named after the 13th Amendment to the Constitution and explores race relations in America as it pertains to “how our country has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with the majority of prisoners being African-American.”
The two-minute trailer sheds light on the negative effects of prisons, how the prison circuit is a pure money game and the disdain Trump and Clinton have towards the black community.
In a statement DuVernay made about her making history with her documentary, she said the film was made to answer a few questions she had”about how and why we have become the most incarcerated nation in the world, how and why we regard some of our citizens as innately criminal, and how and why good people allow this injustice to happen generation after generation.”
Ava DuVernay’s 13th will premiere at the New York Film Festival, which runs from September 30 – October 16, and be released for a limited theatrical run beginning October 7. It will also stream on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.