Introduction by Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Faculty Research Fellow, Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, UofL
Post-screening discussion by Trinidad Jackson
Directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis
Screened in conjunction with the Seventh Art Stand, a rapid response initiative which utilizes film to bridge communities and create new inroads for civil rights discourse.
“An actual moving document of events fresh in the country’s memory, but never before laid as bare as they are here.” —Jude Dry, IndieWire
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising that gripped the nation in 2014. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown was killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marked 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 to fight for racial justice. This includes 25-year-old Brittany Farrell, a single mother who founded Millennial Activists United with her partner Alexis Templeton, as well as David Whitt, a husband and father of four who lived a few feet outside of where Brown was shot, who is involved with a chapter of Copwatch and became a guardian of Brown’s memorial.
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 have lived it. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live. 2017, U.S., DCP, 103 minutes. Recommended for 13+.
Co-presented with the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, UofL.
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