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Thoughtful sister Ana DuVernay talks ‘Selma’ and civil rights on Democracy Now

Democracy Now featured an interesting discussion with Ana DuVernay yesterday, talking about her most recent film, Selma, and the broader significance of the film given this nation's current undoing of key civil rights-related legal protections that were the hallmark of the civil rights movement.

DuVernay offers a number of interesting insights about the current state of civil rights and race relations in this country, as well as the key influences that made this film project possible. She covers the process of making the film, the non-controversy about her depiction of LBJ and the continuing struggle for justice for the millions of Black women, men and children throughout this country. Watch the four key segments of the discussion just below.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -- Today we spend the hour with Ava DuVernay, the director of the acclaimed new civil rights film "Selma," which tells the story of the campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to draw the nation’s attention to the struggle for equal voting rights by marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in March of 1965.

Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Hollywood’s Lack of Diversity,
Oscar Snub and #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag


"The Power of the People": Selma Director Ava DuVernay on
Fight for Civil Rights, Voting Equality


"Selma" Director Defends Film’s Portrayal of
LBJ-MLK Dispute on Voting Rights Legislation


"One Person Can Make a Difference": Ava DuVernay
Remembers Film Critic Roger Ebert’s Early Support

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