Movie review: Selma - The march goes on

December 22, 2014 2:15 PM

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Duvernay's film (about the voting-rights demonstrations and protests of 1965) depicts black men and women standing up for their rights as citizens of the United States of America. You can't help but be saddened by just how closely these demonstrations - and grievances - continue to resonate in the protests following grand-jury refusal to indict in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Fifty years separate the events in the film and the headlines of 2014 and it feels as though little has changed. Politically motivated justices of the U.S. Supreme Court proclaim that President Lyndon Johnson's Voting Rights Act of 1965 has accomplished its goals and remove those protections, even a...

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