Talking to the cast of the Oscar-nominated Selma

I added my voice to the many that believed British actor David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay should have been awarded nominations for Selma. The film itself, which tells the story of how Martin Luther King Jr campaigned and worked with Lyndon B Johnson (played by Tom Wilkinson) to secure equal voting rights by organizing a march from Selma to Montgomery in Alabama, is up for an Oscar for Best Picture. But Oyelowo and DuVernay both in their roles as actor and director take the story to another level, making this film urgent, soul-stirring and still deeply relevant, on the back of protests in the US and around the world about equal rights, dignity and justice. It’s rousing and, no matter what happens come Oscar Sunday, deserves to be seen by as many people as possible.

I got to sit down with the cast and ask a few questions…

Selma opens in South Africa this weekend; it’s currently on circuit in the US. 

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