60 Minutes asks tough questions of Selma director

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During tonight's episode of "60 Minutes," "Selma" director Ava DuVernay talked about recent criticism of the film, her childhood memories of Alabama and how she hopes a former Ku Klux Klan leader is rolling in his grave.

For the interview, DuVernay returned to Selma to tour filming locations and visit with family members who were a part of the Civil Rights movement in the 1965. While standing near the Edmund Pettus Bridge, DuVernay joked about how it felt to film such a historic scene on a bridge named after a confederate general and leader of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan.

"I took great pleasure in directing scenes on this bridge," said DuVernay. "I imagined him turning over in his grave a little bit thinking, 'Where did it all go wrong? This was not supposed to happen.'"




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