Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness to Change

57 min - USA Jayasri Hart

An unabashedly spiritual look at Dr. Martin Luther King's 1965 campaign for African American Voting Rights from some of its unsung foot soldiers--Catholic nuns. Newsreel footage, unearthed for this PBS documentary, has been skilfully edited into a perfect case study of civil disobedience. The film features sisters from 5 orders, some who were missioned in the 'Negro' parish in Selma, and others who went from the Midwest to march.