From: Film & Media Studies <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:49 AM
To: Cynthia Fuchs
Subject: Reminder: GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: 13th on Feb 13th 4:30pm JCC
13th with cinematographer Hans Charles 
Academy Award-nominated documentary 
Monday, February 13th at 4:30pm 
Johnson Center Cinema

The 13th Amendment of the US Constitution reads: "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, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." When this amendment was ratified in 1865, its second qualifying clause left open a large loophole, allowing American prisons to use inmates as involuntary labor. Ava DuVernay's documentary, 13th, traces the effects of that loophole, specifically, as it has led to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling and expanding American prison industry.

Come see this timely, fiercely intelligent film and discuss it with cinematographer
Hans Charles, professor of cinematography in GMU's Film and Video Studies.

Our discussion will be facilitated by Keith Clark, professor of English and African and African American Studies at GMU.


GMU Visiting Filmmakers Series: 13th with Hans Charles is sponsored by Film and Media Studies, African and African American Studies, Film and Video Studies, Global Affairs, Global Programs, English, History and Art History, University Libraries, University Life, Women and Gender Studies, the Black Student Alliance, and Delta Kappa Alpha. 

For more information, see GMU FAMS or contact Cynthia Fuchs at 703 993 2768.