Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed documentary, 13th, was last night awarded the Best Documentary Film at the BAFTA’s.
DuVernay has been taking Hollywood by storm since the success of Selma in 2014. Known for her advocacy of racial justice and women filmmakers, Ava investigates the topics of mass incarceration, criminalization and race in relation to the law in her latest documentary. The film takes its name from the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery but included a loophole that exempted those guilty of crimes from freedom.
Unfortnately, Ava wasn’t present to accept the award, but you can read producer Lisa Nishimura’s acceptance speech HERE.
Well done Ava.