Weekend TV that deals with racism: Selma and Panorama George Floyd: A Killing that Shook the World both on BBC iPlayer

Selma (Film)

Film chronicling the tumultuous three-month period in 1965 when Dr Martin Luther King Jr led a campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition, culminating in the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, which led President Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement that forever altered history. Stars David Oyelowo.

Read our interview with lead actor David here.

Panorama George Floyd: A Killing That Shook the World (Documentary 29mins)

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has prompted the biggest protests about race and police brutality in America for 50 years. Around the world, thousands of people have joined marches against racism. Reporter Clive Myrie asks if this could be a moment that changes race relations in America for good. He hears from protesters, eyewitnesses and former police officers about why this killing has had such a powerful impact, and speaks to people from black and white communities in Minneapolis about their hopes and fears for the future. Graphic scenes.

ReporterClive Myrie
ProducerJoseph McAuley
ProducerDawn Lake
Executive ProducerDiana Martin
EditorRachel Jupp

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