Ava DuVernay's 2 Goals for Directing Selma

Aired on 01/04/2015 | CC tv-14
When director Ava DuVernay decided to direct Selma, the story of the civil rights marches that changed America, she had two charges at hand: to humanize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and make an interesting civil rights film. "History is beautiful when it's taught in a vibrant way and you learn it and you take it in and you contextualize it for yourself," she says. "But so often, cinema treats history ... kind of like medicine." Watch as Ava opens up about her approach to the film.

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