Netflix Grants Public Screening Access for Ava Duvernay Doc '13th'

The Oscar-nominated prison documentary can now be watched via the streaming service in a public setting.

Students can now watch Ava Duvernay's doc 13th whether they have a Netflix subscription or not.

The streamer announced public screening access for the Oscar-nominated feature that explores the historical, social and economic link between slavery and the modern-day prison system.

13th, which premiered on Netflix in October, can now be watched via the Netflix service in a public environment, including a classroom, community group or other educational setting.

“We have been overwhelmed and inspired by the response to 13th from people of all ages,” Lisa Nishimura, Netflix vp original documentary programming, said in a statement. “Communities across the country are feeling the full weight of this particularly divisive moment in time. And, when some are capitalizing on this fear, we are especially inspired by the next generation, who are able to acknowledge the complex system they have inherited while simultaneously vowing to change it. Like DuVernay, they understand that we must come face to face with our past before we can fix our future.”

The educational public access is a part of Netflix's extension of the community screening program. The program also includes the 2017 Oscar-nominated documentary shorts Extremis and The White Helmets, along with docs The Ivory Game, Winter on Fire, Audrie and Daisy and Into the Inferno.