Selma By Ava Duvernay: Film Analysis

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A film based on historical events and the people who have had an impact on those events have set unimaginable standards, the film Selma presented equality, justice, pride and dignity towards Martin Luther King,Jr and his fellow activists in a non-violent and well-respected manner. The film directed by Ava DuVernay introduces the topic of racism and segregation in the 20th century along following the march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery. The film suggests that the continuous verbal and physical abuse towards the african-americans and the discrimination making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. The film concerns itself with an aesthetic synopsis, portraying the issue of racism and segregation during the 20th Century and reminding…show more content…
Martin Luther King Jr. is awarded with the prominent Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Martin Luther King and his fellow activists witnessed the continuous racial injustice swithering through the state of Alabama. Dr. King visits President Lyndon B. Johnson on behalf of the denial of a basic American right for the African-American citizens, the right to vote. Martin and a few revolutionaries head out to Selma, Alabama as at that time it is the battleground of segregation, racism, discrimination and injustice. Dr. King and his fellow advocates embark on three marches to Montgomery crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge. On the first Selma Montgomery march, many got brutally beaten and tear gassed and even killed by state troopers. In addition, they later proceed on the second Selma Montgomery march with a vast quantity of African-Americans and Americans who believe that mankind should be treated equally. Dr. King felt as if they were being deceived and chose to head back to Selma. Their last and final march became a success and their exertion led President Lyndon B. Johnson to sign The Voting Rights Act of 1965. In conclusion, Martin Luther King Jr. gives an address at the capital of the state, Montgomery,

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