Free film for the community

Documentary looks at 13th amendment

The city of Columbus and its Human Rights Commission are sponsoring a free showing of the documentary “The 13th” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at YES Cinema, 328 Jackson St.

The film is being shown in sponsorship by the African American Fund, Bartholomew County NAACP, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbus, Interfaith Forum Columbus, the African American Pastors Alliance, Showing Up for Racial Justice and Black Lives Matter of Columbus.

The film includes interviews with Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow,” CNN commentator Van Jones, former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and scholar Angela Davis. The film examines the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution which abolishes slavery, with the exception of forced labor for convicted criminals.

A community discussion will follow the screening. The documentary is not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America, but those attending are being advised there is strong language and adult life situations in the film.

For more information: 812-376-2532 or email humanrights@columbus.in.gov.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.