Number of Times Seen – 1 (30 Oct 2016)
Brief Synopsis – A documentary that tries to make a connection between the ever-growing prison population and the ratification of the 13th Amendment that abolished slavery.
My Take on it – I was looking forward to seeing this film ever since I heard about it a few months ago.
Unfortunately, the way that the film is presented really disappointed me.
I was hoping and expecting a more unbiased look at the situation, but instead it feels as if the whole film is just a politically charged diatribe instead of a thoughtful discussion about how the system doesn’t actually work as well as expected.
I realize that the themes and topics discussed here are political dynamite and that is why it is extremely important to present them in an unbiased manner.
I know that this movie has many people backing it’s important message, but I just didn’t like the way it was all shown to us.
I wish they had found a better way to present this information to us so that it doesn’t feel as forced as it seems.
Quite a shame….
Bottom Line – Extremely disappointing how this film feels too politically charged instead.of trying to give us an unbiased perspective. Yes, the themes discussed are filled with dynamite but there must be a better way to present such information.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Uses clips from Birth of a Nation (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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