Selma

IMG_2386This week’s choice is ‘Selma’, nominated for Best Picture at both the Golden Globes and Oscars and earning it the description as “one of the finest films ever about the civil rights movement in the USA”.

The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr Martin Luther King Jr led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition, culminating in the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, which led President Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement that forever altered history. David Oyelowo is impressive as Martin Luther King.

A powerful film that reflects not just history but the current groundswell of change demanded for #BlackLivesMatter

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