Whose Streets?

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 12 at 6:00pm
Missouri History Museum

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe the Black Lives Matter 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. 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’ve lived it. “Whose Streets?” is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting not just for their civil rights but also for the simple right to live.

Free
2017
90 min.

Directed by

Damon Davis & Sabaah Folayan

Film Category

Leon & Mary Strauss Documentary Spotlight Mean Streets: Viewing the Divided City Through the Lens of Film and Television Race in America: The Black Experience Show-Me Cinema Women in Film Spotlight
With co-director Davis, co-producer Chris Renteria, subjects, and Washington U. Libraries' Vernon Mitchell (curator of Popular American Arts and Culture and co-principal investigator of Documenting the Now).

Sponsored by

Gregory Hoeltzel: With hope for Ferguson. My hometown. Your hometown. Our hometown.

Film Website

Official Website