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Ava DuVernay’s “13th” Trailer Provides Some Hard Truths About Our Prison System

The film makes the argument that slavery never ended.

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In anticipation of its premiere at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 30, Netflix has released the trailer for Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th.

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The trailer also leaves viewers with a few chilling statistics, like this one: "We now have more African Americans under criminal supervision than all the slaves back in the 1850s."

13th will launch globally on Netflix on Oct. 7 and will have a limited theatrical release.