60 Minutes asks tough questions of Selma directorBreaking News
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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