'Selma's' Ava DuVernay walks in King's footsteps

November 7, 2014 1:40 PM

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When director Ava DuVernay was making her new film, "Selma," about the 1965 civil rights marches in Alabama, she found herself in an odd position: re-creating the charged events in the very locations where they took place.

To add to the surrealness, most of DuVernay's family lives in that part of the state, and some relatives even carry memories of those tumultuous times.

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