Last Updated: Sunday, 18 January 2015 13:52
Written by Lupe R Haas
SELMA, now an Academy Award contender for best picture of the year, chronicles Martin Luther King's campaign to bring equal voting rights leading up to the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. SELMA's David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey, Tim Roth, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Common and director Ava Duvernay talk about what a movie like SELMA means in history and in today's tumultous times in this QA.
David Oyelowo, who portrays Martin Luther King, Jr., spearheaded the making of SELMA, and he enlisted Oprah Winfrey as a producer to bring the film to the big screen. The cast and director talk about what it means to them to be part of SELMA, and its relevance to the modern day protests over Ferguson and Eric Garner.
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