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Selma, a film that celebrates the life and cause of Martin Luther King

2015-02-01

A peaceful march in Alabama, back in 1965, forever marked the history of the United States. It was a march between the cities of Selma and Montgomery. 

Now that chapter in U.S history is the basis of a film titled 'Selma.' It sheds light on how Martin Luther King empowered African Americans in their fight for equality. 

British actor, David Oeylowo, plays Martin Luther King. 

DAVID OYELOWO
Martin Luther King, Selma
"Very soon after I moved to this country with my wife, I was told, from above, that I would play this role.”

It's nominated for two Oscars, one, of categories is for best film of the year. The film has also been praised by Catholics like American Cardinal, Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston. The film's official song titled 'Glory' won a Golden Globe and is also nominated for an Oscar. 

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Co-author of Glory
"There's something about, when you really... Love things and I really loved this project. I loved with all my heart and soul, so I just wanted to be a part of it anyway.” 

The actor list also includes other heavy weight names like Oprah Winfrey. Many critics say, it will surely turn into a classic film about that period in U.S history. 

Profits for the film have already exceeded more than $40 million, in the U.S alone. 


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