If high school students across the U.S. have yet to see Selma, Paramount Pictures is now making it possible, for free. Every public and private school will receive a free DVD of Selma through Paramount Home Media Distribution.
“To think that this triumphant story of dignity and justice will be available to every high school in this country is a realization of many dreams and many hopes,” director Ava DuVernay said in a press release.
“We hope to reach all 18 million high school students with the film’s powerful and inspiring story. With many of these students preparing to vote for the first time in next year’s elections, it is especially fitting that they witness the bravery and fortitude of those who fought to establish the Voting Rights Act of 1965,” said Megan Colligan, president, Worldwide Distribution and Marketing, Paramount Pictures.
Teachers who would like to receive a copy of the “Selma” companion study guide can visit bazaned.com.