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Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

Cast: Mackenzie Astin, Clifton Powell, Yolanda King
Director: Charles Burnett
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Walt Disney Video
Genre: Drama, Politics and Social Issues, Costume Drama/Period Piece
Running Time: 89 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Noted African-American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett directed this made-for-TV movie, based on the memoirs of Sheyann Webb-Christburg and Rachel West Nelson, in which 12-year-olds Sheyann (Jurnee Smollett and Rachel (Stephanie Zandra Peyton), with fellow volunteer Jonathan (Mackenzie Astin), a white seminary student, join Martin Luther King's march from Selma to Montgomery. Selma Lord Selma was originally aired as part of The Wonderful World of Disney on Jan. 17, 1999, one day prior to the national holiday commemorating Dr. King's birthday; the broadcast featured an introduction by Dr. King's widow, Coretta Scott King. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • Featurette "A Bridge to Freedom"




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