13TH: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay (L) and Oprah Winfrey in the Netflix special “13TH: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay”

*One day after Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary “13TH” received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature, the streaming service announced the interview special “13TH: A Conversation with Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay” will be available to its U.S. members on Thursday, January 26.

In the 30-minute interview, Winfrey asks DuVernay about her filmmaking process, her passion to illuminate the issues around mass criminalization of African Americans, as well as how she aggregated dozens of expert interviews from both sides of the aisle.

“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.”

“One of the things 13TH does…is it allows people to answer that question for themselves, ‘Why should I care about those people who are incarcerated?, Oprah notes during the interview.

Watch a clip from the special below: