Today I am super excited to share with you my favourites of the month. October was rich in awesome discoveries, that’s the least we can say. Let’s start immediately with my first favourites…
The 13th (Documentary)
The 13th is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It was released on Netflix UK in October and if you have not watched it, I urge you to do so. I truly believe that everyone should watch it.
Directed by Ava DuVernay, the filmmaker behind Selma (another very good movie by the way), The 13th is a documentary focusing on the inequalities of the criminal justice system in the United States. This extremely efficient documentary develops and demonstrates the following theory: today’s police violence towards ethnic minorities and especially Black people in the United States is, first, a historical heritage. Indeed, it has its roots in both slavery and the Jim Crow laws. It has also been allowed by the implementation of a mass incarceration system in the second part of the 20th century. This mass incarceration system results from laws created by American presidents for political purposes, starting with Nixon and (surprisingly) culminating with Bill Clinton.