Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri.
Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters.
As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.
Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.
Stay after the screening of Whose Streets? for an engaging talk with Bishop John and Pamela Selders, former residents of Ferguson and co-founders of Moral Monday CT, an organization that gathers voices in the struggle for freedom and justice for black and brown people. They will lead a discussion to help contextualize the movements in Ferguson and in Hartford and explore how communities can band together.
"It's likely not even the most well-intentioned and determined news crews could gain the kind of access and give us the unfiltered viewpoints provided by the smart-phone visuals and home video camera footage shot by residents of Ferguson."
"A riveting street-level account, not only of Ferguson's days of rage, but also the decades of marginalization and mistreatment that led up to them."
"Here's what you didn't see if you aren't from there. Here are the voices you didn't hear if you didn't go there."
Directed by Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis
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