Film - Selma (2014)
During the height of the civil-rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and other activists plan to lead a march from Selma, Alabama to the capital of Montgomery to secure voting rights for black Americans. This was a trying time for King, who was thought of as a threat by the FBI under the leadership of J. Edgar Hoover. As King is harassed by the FBI and criticized for having extra-marital affairs, the first march is met with violent resistance from police. As American citizens watch this on national news broadcasts, it’s clear that change is coming. This film continues our series highlighting women directors.