Today is January 15th, birthday American fighter Martin Luther KingHe was born in 1929 in the state of Atlanta, Georgia in the United States of America, and King was defending the rights of blacks after many years of suffering from racism, and he was still defending the right to equality until he was assassinated in April 1968, although King did not He gets any official position throughout his career, but his popularity and influence among Americans is stronger than the presidents themselves.
happened King of the Nobel Peace Prize In 1964, he was the youngest to have it, so American cinema sought to embody the icon in more than one world movie, in order to highlight its important role, and to celebrate his birthday, we monitor 5 films that embodied the life of the American fighter Martin Luther King.
1 – Animation movie Our friend, Martin, Which was launched on January 12, 1999, and was about sending two teenagers, just in time to meet Martin Luther King, Jr., at several points of his life.
2 – Film Selma, Lord, Selma, Which was brought up on January 17, 1999, and rotated in 1965, two girls of African descent from Salma, Alabama, became activists in the civil rights movement, after seeing a letter by Martin Luther King Jr., along with a school student A white religious named Jonathan, the two girls take part in the popular voting rights march from Salma to Montgomery, and remain strong even in the face of racism and violence.
3 – Film Boycott, Launched on February 20 of 2001, and at home when Rosa Parks passionately refused to occupy a back seat, she began launching a series of tumultuous events centered around the Bus District in 1955 in Montgomery, Ala State, illustrating the history of the civil rights movement, and her interaction with Major characters such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King and Ralph Abernathy.
4- Documentary film The Witness – From the Balcony of Room 306, Which was launched on August 15, 2008, which was created to honor the 40th anniversary of the life and death of Martin Luther King Jr. and directed by Adam Bertovsky, the film received an Oscar nomination, in 2008 in the category “Best Short Documentary Topic” at the Oscars The 81.
5 – Film SelmaThis film, released on November 11, 2014, was produced by famous anchor Oprah Winfrey, and former President Barack Obama celebrated this film and set up a special screening for him at the White House, which took place despite the fact that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 removed legal distinction in South, however, discrimination is still rampant in some areas, making it extremely difficult for blacks to register to vote, and in 1965, Alabama became the battleground in the battle for suffrage, despite fierce opposition, pressed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and his followers On an epic march from Salma to Montgomery, their efforts culminated President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965.