Selma – A review

Selma…

The story of the march that convulsed a nation, shattered carefully maintained hypocrisy and discrimination and thrust forth a raging thirst forĀ freedom that just would not be denied. A must watch for our budding young citizens of the new world. To recognize and appreciate a seminal period in the still young life of their birth nation. A good movie, though one that can’t surpass the visual and soul shaking experience that Gandhi was. It still exposed long buried wounds – At least one older member of the audience in last evening’s movie had to leave overcome with emotion.

Our girls learnt about the power of the people and how their burning desire for the freedom to vote just would not be denied. All while getting a close up glimpse into the life of the great Martin Luther King Jr and the personal demons he was forced to face and overcome.

Kudos to the Fremont Unified School District (SF, Bayarea) for working with the Century theater in Union Landing, Fremont to allow 7th, 8th and 9th graders to watch it for free, opening up their young minds to a powerful period in American history.

3 thoughts on “Selma – A review

  • January 20, 2015 at 4:37 am
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    Good write up. I have heard good things about the movie. Hope to see it soon.

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    • January 21, 2015 at 9:18 pm
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      Hi Sathish,
      Yes, please do watch it. Since the movie released (and I watched it) there have been a few more areas of criticism by the press. Mainly around accurate depiction of the president (His decisions and how he responded) Lyndon.B.Johnson and in some of the timelines. But still a good watch. Next up, I hope to catch American Sniper and write a review on it.

      Regards,
      Suhail

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  • January 22, 2015 at 10:35 am
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    Very well written,Suhail !

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