U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in film 'Selma'

December 18, 2014 7:10 PM

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U.S. racial justice quest comes full circle in film 'Selma'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When director Ava DuVernay was shooting the Martin Luther King Jr. movie "Selma," she was nervous how the story of a 50-year-old battle for black voting rights would feel relevant for 21st century Americans.

"Selma," the first U.S. feature film ever to focus on the iconic civil rights leader, arrives in theatres next week, after nationwide protests over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers that have put race relations back on top of the political agenda.

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