“Take My Hand” by Dolen Perkins-Valdez tells the story of a recently graduated nurse who learns about an unethical medical program and becomes a whistleblower. The year is 1973 and determined to step out from her MD father’s shadow, Civil Townsend has found her first job as a nurse at a local community clinic rather than her father’s practice. Hoping to make a difference, Civil welcomes the opportunity to provide family planning advice and resources to her patients. That is until she’s faced with an ethical delimma avfter forming a connection with two preteen girls under her care.
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Selma provides a snapshot of the efforts to end systematic suppression of Black voting and other civil rights in the South. The film focuses on the SCLC and SNCC organized Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965. It also takes a close look at Martin Luther King, Jr.’s (David Oyelowo) lobbying meetings with President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson).