The long march from ‘Exodus’ to ‘Selma’ (COMMENTARY)


David Oyelowo plays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in "Selma" from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films. RNS photo courtesy Paramount Pictures.

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(RNS) When you strip away the costumes, mythology, and mascara-wearing Egyptians monarchs, what do you really have? “Exodus” is a film about the birth of freedom. A people demands its rights. A leader screams out for redemption. Sound familiar?