Mahira Khan recommends fans to watch documentary on racism
Nationwide protests against police brutality and systemic racism, spurred by the brutal death of George Floyd, have congressional lawmakers calling for a wave of reforms to law enforcement in the US. Some localities are moving to defund and even disband police departments.
However, Mahira Khan has a recommendation for her fans to watch on Netflix – the documentary titled 13th.
Taking to Twitter, the Raees actress wrote: “The documentary you need to watch right now – 13th on Netflix. Directed by Ava (DuVernay), thank you for this. Also, I believe it’s available on YouTube for free!” she wrote.
In the documentary, DuVernay (who directed Selma) attempts to debunk the mythology of inherent black criminality and suggests that the disproportionate number of African-Americans behind bars today is another, modern-day version of slavery.
The film’s title is taken from the American Constitution’s 13th amendment, which reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.”
Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, about racial inequality and the incarceration of African-Americans, is now free for non-subscribers to watch on Netflix.