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Selma (2015) Review | FilmGamesEtc

Every generation has its share of battles to fight and ours is a generation that has grown accustomed to anonymous social media wars with angry blog rants and 140-character barbs being the chief weapons of choice. Back in the 1960’s however, those who wanted to make a change (and those who opposed it) didn’t have the luxury of hiding behind anonymous blogs or dummy Twitter accounts. Real change was brought about only through exposure and risk and the consequences of facing the opposers of change were far more brutal and deadly than a hacked email account. Selma, the new film from director Ava DuVernay that chronicles the historic 1965 march from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery led by Martin Luther King Jr., proves that, even though the methods may have been different, the message that King was attempting to deliver remains the same even today: that even when others try to bully you into silence, standing up for what is right is the only way to bring meaningful, lasting change.

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