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Mahira Khan recommends fans to watch documentary on racism

June 9, 2020 02:16 PM


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Nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, spurred by the brutal death of George Floyd, have congressional lawmakers calling for a wave of reforms to law enforcement in the US. Some localities are moving to defund and even disband police departments.

However, Mahira Khan has a recommendation for her fans to watch on Netflix – the documentary titled 13th.

Taking to Twitter, the Raees actress wrote: “The documentary you need to watch right now – 13th on Netflix. Directed by Ava (DuVernay), thank you for this. Also, I believe it’s available on YouTube for free!” she wrote.

https://twitter.com/TheMahiraKhan/status/1269960279720427522

In the documentary, DuVernay (who directed Selma) attempts to debunk the mythology of inherent black criminality and suggests that the disproportionate number of African-Americans behind bars today is another, modern-day version of slavery.

The film’s title is taken from the American Constitution’s 13th amendment, which 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.”

Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, about racial inequality and the incarceration of African-Americans, is now free for non-subscribers to watch on Netflix.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XpMCGt6uvA


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