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Movie Viewing and Virtual Discussion

Sunday, December 6, 2020 20 Kislev 5781

4:00 PM - 5:00 PMhttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/85833260231

Join us for this lively and important discussion, facilitated by Rabbi Cohen! Please view the movie 13th any time before the Sunday, December 6th virtual group discussion. 

Discussion questions will be provided to use during and immediately following viewing the movie to capture your thoughts for the discussion. It is recommended the viewing take place as close to December 6th as possible so your thoughts and feelings are fresh.

The 2016 film 13th explores the "intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States, it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution, adopted in 1865, which abolished slavery throughout the United States and ended involuntary servitude except as a punishment for conviction of a crime.” Acclaimed director Ana DuVernay examines this precept focusing on the history of racial inequality and the fact that our nation’s prisons are currently disproportionately filled with African-Americans. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary and won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary. The New York Times praised the film saying “Ms. DuVernay makes a startling and powerful statement about the prison industrial complex and the history of black lives in post-Jim-Crow America. The movie run time is 1 hour, 40 minutes, and is available on Netflix and YouTube.

Contact Lori Kash or Julie Becker with any questions. 

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