For those of you who need a motivating movie to watch, or a movie that will emotionally break you down, I would highly recommend 13th. 13th was originally shown to me in sociology class last semester, as a part of the lesson on the school-to-prison pipeline. After seeing this film, my point of view had totally changed about the world and how it treats different races.
13th accentuates many things about the world you wouldn’t necessarily know. The prison system in the U.S. holds a quarter of the worlds prisoners. There’s so much going against young people of color in the states. The film speaks about the organizations that work with the prisons and the politicians that vote for minimum sentencing. There was so much about the film that taught me so much about the disenfranchised people in this country and all around the world.
Overall, 13th is a great film for nowadays. It is an important film for the first hundred days, and the days following. It is important for us to keep our eyes on what matters, which is improving the equality in the states, as well as improving the overall safety of people of color, women, queer people, and anyone in between.