FILM TITLE: SELMA
GENRE:
CONSUMER ADVICE: 13 L P V
DISTRIBUTOR: UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES
DIRECTOR: AVA DU VERNAY
MAIN CAST: DAVID OYELOWO
CARMEN EJOGO
LANGUAGE: MILD IMPACT , INFREQUENT
NUDITY: NONE
PREJUDICE: MILD IMPACT , FREQUENT , HISTORICAL CONTEXT
SEX: NONE
VIOLENCE: MODERATE IMPACT , FREQUENT , REALISTIC , VERBAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WITH ACCENTUATING SOUND EFFECTS
BLASPHEMY: NONE
DRUG ABUSE: NONE
COMMENTS: SELMA IS A HISTORICAL DRAMA THAT TELLS THE STORY OF NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER. DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AND HIS HISTORICAL STRUGGLE TO SECURE VOTING RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE. THE FILM EXPLORES COMPLEX AND MATURE THEMES OF RACIAL INEQUALITY, POLITICS , STRIVE FOR FREEDOM , RACIALLY MOTIVATED MURDERS , PEACEFUL RESISTANCE , MOVEMENT TO CHANGE THE LAW, FAMILY DYNAMICS , MARCH AGAINST INJUSTICE AND INHUMANITY , FIGHTING BASIC AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR NEGRO CITIZENS AS WELL AS THE FIGHT TO EXERCISE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE, VICTORIOUS IN QUEST , OVERCOMING ALL OBSTACLES . HISTORICAL THEMES ARE TREATED IN A SUBTLE , SENSITIVE MANNER WHICH VASCILLATE BETWEEN A SOMBRE AND UPLIFTING TONE , EXPLORING REALISTIC ISSUES IN REALISTIC SETTINGS . THEMES ARE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ELEMENT OF THREAT AND MENACE. AND IS TREATED IN A WAY THAT COULD BE PSYCHOLOGICALLY DISTURBING AND UPSETTING TO THE SENSE OF SECURITY AND WELL BEING OF CHILDREN UNDER 13 YEARS .THIS FILM MAY BE OF A PARTICULAR EDUCATIONAL VALUE FOR CHILDREN 13 YEARS AND OLDER.