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One dream can change the world.  

Year: 2015 
Running Time:
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: The level of subtitling in this film is unknown to WSC 
Directed by Ava DuVernay 
Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth  
An image from Selma

Selma is the powerful re-telling of the protest marches in the 1960’s led by Martin Luther King Jr in an attempt to get equal voting rights. David Oyelowo stars as the visionary himself, delivering the famous poignant speeches that changed American history forever. The film depicts the violent struggle facing black Americans as they fought to achieve social and political equality in America. After President Johnson refuses to help Martin Luther King by giving black Americans the vote, claiming to be too busy with other more pressing issues, Martin Luther King turns his attention to the march from Selma to Montgomery.

Selma creates a well-balanced depiction of the struggle of every-day life for black Americans and the violent rebukes they faced to achieve the basic human right of equality with the moving hope and strength of the man who made these changes possible.

Lauren Howard

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Screenings of this film:

2014/2015 Summer Term (digital)
2014/2015 Summer Term (digital)
2023/2024 Autumn Term (digital)