SELMA (2014)


A film By Ava DuVernay

Cast: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth

The film begins with King (David Oyelowo) and his wife Coretta (Carmen Ejogo) preparing to take center stage as the world watches him accept his Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. In Selma for a black American in the south the rules were stupid and impossible to follow in order to be register. There not the same riles that the white people. A woman, Annie Lee Cooper (Oprah Winfrey), obviously of working class, must answer a long questionnaire and answer questions even the white people could not answer those question but did not have to. In Alabama there were Three bombing because if the segregation That was the message of the terrorist because the segregation has ended. Kids have died in the bombing. The state governor George Wallace (Tim Roth) was determined to keep segregation plus the federal government was slow to send in the troops. Selma Voting Rights Movement which organized were several people but not just Matin Luther kind to organize it very carefully. They work as a team. The slaughter as I call it the first march in Selma the media made sure that was televised nation wide so the people can see what is going on in the south. Which brought more people to Selma, people of all races. About 600 of them. It forced the government to think twice to lift those stupid rules so the black people could vote. It forced the President of the United Sate to have congress change the law and to do it quickly. I come from a different country so when I came to the Sates I could feel that they were a strong presence of racism still now days. Okay in my country there is but way less. In the 40’s the black musicians were going to the back door when the were going to the club, but some of them tour in France and went to the back door the owner of the club was surprise by it and told them no the back door is reserved for the kitchen help, you are the star you go in the front door. You can see why some of them stayed in Europe. Ava DuVernay has done a great job here no to glamorized King and the event that took place. Some will say that this film has a documentary film towards it but for me it has a pace of a thriller. Although  DuVenay some from filming documentary.



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