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Netflix announces Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay interview special

(Photo: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)
(Photo: Jason LaVeris/Getty Images)

Netflix will debut a 30-minute interview featuring a dialogue between Oprah Winfrey and Ava DuVernay, the company announced this morning. The special is essentially a supplement to DuVernay’s documentary 13TH, which was nominated for an Oscar yesterday. The film focuses on the prison system in the U.S., examining how it’s an outgrowth of slavery and a tool of oppression. Netflix VP of Original Documentaries Lisa Nishimura explained in a statement that the special was “born from an organic post-screening discussion” between Winfrey and DuVernay. You can see a preview of their conversation below.

The A.V. Club called the doc a “vital state-of-the-union address” upon its release back in October. The special will be available to view in the U.S. January 26 and released globally on January 31.

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