Netflix has announced an upcoming interview special, 13th: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay, which will be available to U.S. members on Thursday, January 26th.
In a heartfelt and timely segment, Oprah Winfrey dives into Ava DuVernay's filmmaking process, her passion to illuminate issues around mass criminalization of African Americans, as well as her ability to aggregate dozens of expert interviews from both sides of the aisle. With the film's release during America's current political climate, DuVernay expresses the current state of race relations in the U.S. and offers advice for Trump's administration.
"The truths revealed within 13th are stunning, and a brilliant primer for a much needed global conversation," says Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentaries. "The 13th interview special was born from an organic post-screening discussion between two of the most influential and insightful women in media, Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, who invite us to share in their personal feelings surrounding one of the most important issues of our time."
The spcial will become globally available on Tuesday, January 31st.