Every High School In The Nation Is Getting A Copy Of 'Selma'
Paramount Home Movie Distribution will be doubling down on their offer to allow students to see the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic Selma in theaters for free. Now, every single high school in the nation will be getting a copy of the film that, while snubbed at the Oscars, has managed to do more than leave it's mark on a white-washed LA auditorium. Selma is a living cinematic reminder of the ongoing fight for social justice and the lives of all black men, women and children, by bringing the marches from Selma to Montgomery to the big screen in a powerful film adaptation, helmed by Ava DuVernay. Now a new generation of activists will have the opportunity to witness and examine a film that captures a pivotal moment in that battle in the academic venue it demands.
"To think that this triumphant story of dignity and justice will be available to every high school in this country is a realization of many dreams and many hopes. I applaud Paramount on this extraordinary effort, and salute the teachers who will provide classes and context on the work of Dr. King and his comrades to the young minds of our nation.” - Ava DuVernay
spotted at Forbes