BBC Young Orators Recite Famous Martin Luther King Speech

 - Apr 1, 2009   Updated: Mar 30 2011
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This commercial for BBC Young Orators uses children preaching the iconic Martin Luther King speech. The commercial is very well filmed and the children certainly take command of their individual space.

The commercial was created by advertising agency RKCR/Y&R, London with creative direction by Mike Boles & Jerry Hollens.

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