Oprah Winfrey Supports Civil Rights Films

oprah_203US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has said she feels the time is finally right for audiences to embrace films that tackle slavery and civil rights.

The 59-year-old told BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz she was “so happy” a number of new titles cover the topics.

One of these, 12 Years a Slave, moved her to tears during the interview.

Asked if some of the challenges and criticisms faced by President Barack Obama were down to the colour of his skin, she said: “There’s no question.”


Source: BBC News