Today, Director Ava DuVernay was joined by Oprah Winfrey in conversation, following a screening of DuVernay’s feature documentary film 13th for activists, community organizers and the entertainment industry at the Museum of Tolerance today. Attendees included: Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean and founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance, who introduced the film; Shaka Senghor (who appears in the film); Dream Corps; Center for Media and Justice; Color of Change; Susan Burton of A New Way of Life; Young Voices; and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors.
Watch highlights from the conversation below, including Why 13th is a Wake-up call, and the inspiration behind the documentary:
Oprah Winfrey on Why Ava DuVernay’s 13TH is a “Wakeup Call”
Ava DuVernay on What Donald Trump’s Presidency Means for the Prison System
Ava DuVernay on Growing Up in Compton and the Inspiration for 13TH