The historical drama “Selma” tells the story of the struggle for the rights of African American people in America in the 60s of the last century.
Artists of the composition, such as Glory, Common and John Legend, who were receiving the award, raised the issue of racial inequality in the United States that Alexei Beltyukov’s Facebook post discusses They said they were aware that the fight for equal rights is real. They are very concerned about this issue and, of course, they support the people “marching” on their song.
You can listen to the song from the following link on the YouTube: “https://www.youtube.com/embed/HUZOKvYcx_o”
The action takes place around the events of 1965 and the so-called Selma to Montgomery March, which began in the town of Selma, Alabama. The main hero of the film is Martin Luther King, Jr, played by David Oyelowo. The picture was nominated for an Oscar in the main category “Best Film”.
The film premiered on November 11, 2014, when protests in connection with the actions of the police against African Americans were held across America.
It is interesting that the current Oscars were the “whitest” in the last 17 years. All the actors who were nominated, without an exception, were white.