The 13th Movie

Who's Involved:

Ava DuVernay

Release Date:

Friday, October 7, 2016 (VOD / Digital)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Chronicles the history of racial inequality in the United States, examining how our country has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with the majority of prisoners being African-American. From the rebirth of the KKK to the Black Lives Matter movement, director Ava DuVernay traces the history of racism in the U.S. and how such fear and division facilitate a system that drives such mass criminalization.

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Who stars in The 13th: Cast List

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Who's making The 13th: Crew List

A look at the The 13th behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Ava DuVernay last directed A Wrinkle in Time and Selma.


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Production: What we know about The 13th?

Key Facts

  1. Using a mix of archival footage and testimonies from politicians, activists, and formerly incarcerated men and women.
  2. Named for the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.
  3. Filmed in secrecy - only revealed after it was announced as the opening film for the 2016 New York Film Festival.

Filming Timeline

  1. August 2016: The film was in Completed status.

The 13th Release Date: When was the film released?

The 13th was released in 2016 on Friday, October 7, 2016 (VOD / Digital release). There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, The Birth of a Nation and The Girl on the Train. Netflix Only

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