Ava DuVernay's '13th' film wins big at the Creative Arts Emmys

Last night, Ava DuVernay's Netflix documentary about mass incarceration,  13th, won four Emmys: Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special, Writing for Nonfiction Programs, Outstanding Motion Design, and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “The Letter to the Free” by Common, Robert Glasper, and Karriem Riggins.

During her acceptance speech at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater, DuVernay reminded us of the power of art and media to right societal wrongs:

When all kinds of people are feeling aggressively demoralized and devalued, people of justice and dignity need to stand up and make our voices heard. Our voices are stronger than those that try to silence us.