DuVernay seeks to "invite people into the spirit of the movement," while "deconstructing American heroes" like Dr. King and President Johnson, to portray the complicated and significant struggle that defined the Civil Rights Movement.
What power does film have to educate viewers on history? What power does film have to inspire viewers? Why is it important to "deconstruct" heroes? DeVernay was adamant about naming the film Selma, not King. Why do you think the film is named Selma?
Will you see Selma? Let us know what you think!