The fight against racism was central to the black civil rights movement. Look closely at the poster for Selma and using the annotation tool try to identify how this fight against racism is visually represented in this poster.


Work in pairs to explore the effects of all the different elements of this poster.

Drag and drop these markers onto the Selma film poster and make notes in the interactive text boxes.
Think in particular about the use of image, light, colour, composition and text. Print out your answers.


  • What type of film does this poster suggest?
  • Who do you think it is aimed at?
  • How does the poster show this film is about challenging racism?