NPR’s Bilal Qureshi and the writer Joshunda Sanders join G.D. to chop it up about “Selma,” the much-discussed historical drama by the director Ava Duvernay. (Alas, we recorded this a week before the Academy Award nominations were announced, so we don’t get into the film’s perceived Oscar snubbing here.)
Also, Bilal stumps hard for Beyond The Lights, a movie that like Selma, boasted a black woman at its helm. Lights garnered strong reviews but tanked at the box office, but it so moved Bilal that inspired him to start his own podcast, The B Sides.
(Shout-outs to Channing Kennedy, who produced this week’s podcast.)