“The Power of the People”: Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Fight for Civil Rights, Voting Equality


  • “The Power of the People”: Selma Director Ava DuVernay on Fight for Civil Rights, Voting Equality

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    In our extended interview with “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, we broadcast excerpts from her Oscar-nominated film, which highlights both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership in Selma, as well as the grassroots civil rights movement’s role in pushing President Lyndon Johnson to pass the Voting Rights Act, and Coretta Scott King’s secret meeting with Malcolm X while King was in jail. DuVernay also explains her approach to showing police and vigilante aggression used against activists in the movement for civil and voting rights. “There is so much violence in this era that we’re talking about, but I wanted the violence to be something that was reverential to the lives lost … these black lives that mattered,” DuVernay says.

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    Ava DuVernay, director ofSelma, which has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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