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Selma (VOA)
Location
Main screening room
Date
June 22nd, 2021
Duration
128 min
Selma
Directed by
Ava DuVernay
Language
English with French subtitles
Actors
David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Oprah Winfrey
Origins
UK, USA, France
Year
2014
Duration
128 min
Genre
Biography, Drama, History
Format
Digital
Synopsis

SELMA is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay is an American filmmaker. She won the directing award in the U.S. dramatic competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for her second feature film Middle of Nowhere , becoming the first black woman to win the award. For her work on Selma (2014), DuVernay became the first black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and also the first black female director to have her film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. In 2017, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for her film 13th (2016). (Wikipedia)

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Selma movie review

Director Ava DuVernay and writer Paul Webb focus on King's 1965 battle for voting rights and his political pressure on President Lyndon Johnson to end the systemic oppression of black Americans. This is an intellectual approach to an emotional issue — and it delivers, powerfully and beautifully...

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