Earlier today, we highlighted some free cinematic offerings online, including the new civil rights film Just Mercy, and a slew of films in the Criterion Collection made by African American directors. Then we stumbled upon this. Above, you can watch Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated film 13th. Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, DuVernay's documentary focuses on the U.S. prison system and "how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America." It won Best Documentary at the Emmys, the BAFTAs and the NAACP Image Awards.
Update: During the month of June, DuVernay's film, Selma, is also streaming free online.
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