Now in its ninth year, the Jubilee Film Festival showcases films produced about the historic freedom struggle. The festival also provides a venue for films addressing current social problems.
The film festival is a part of the Annual Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, Alabama, an event which commemorates the historic struggle for the right to vote which is recognized around the world because of Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965 … the day when Alabama state troopers viciously attacked peaceful demonstrators on their way to Montgomery, Alabama to see the governor after the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson.
Pilgrims from all over the world still visit Selma to pay homage to the courageous foot soldiers, known and unknown, who suffered for freedom for all American citizens. Presidents and congressman have all come to Selma to give thanks to these defenders of liberty.