Five Years Later, Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” Remains a Powerful Document of the Civil Rights Movement
By Andrea Thompson
Ava DuVernay‘s 2014 film Selma shouldn’t have packed as many surprises as it does. After all, doesn’t everybody already know about Martin Luther King Jr. and his remarkable life and work in the Civil Rights Movement? His march to Washington, his “I Have a Dream” speech, his participation in the Montgomery Bus Boycott?