"Selma" brings the human spirit to the big screen

Selma briefing. UN PHOTO@Stephanie Castro

A movie which highlights the role of the civil rights movement in the United States has been shown as part of a UN campaign to remember the victims of slavery and oppression.

The movie "Selma" which has just been released focuses on the courageous efforts of Dr Martin Luther King Jr to empower African Americans to demand their right to vote.

It's hoped the movie will lead to a better understanding of the legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.

Stephanie Castro reports from the screening.

Duration: 2'59"

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