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Whose Streets?

WHOSE STREETS?

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Directed by: Sabaah Folayan, Daymon Davis
Documentary, PG for mature thematics and coarse language/profanity throughout, 102 min. (USA)


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“The depiction of activists cleverly figuring out ways to use what little resources they have in a situation that is heavily rigged against them is what makes the film transcendent because you see how they come from such a personal place.” – Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest

 

Told from the perspective of activists, artists, and residents, Whose Streets? is a commemoration of and tribute to the humans of Ferguson.” – Lovia Gyarkye, The New Republic

 

Whose Streets? illustrates a generational changing of the guard in the rhetoric and aims of social activism, along with a growing impatience and a reliance on tactics that can seem as naive as they are highly visible.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

 

ROUSING, CLEAR-EYED AND HEART-RENDING. Here’s what you didn’t see if you aren’t from there.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

 

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.

AWARDS:

Nominee, Outstanding Documentary Feature/Outstanding Emerging Filmmaker, Black Reel Awards, 2018
Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, RiverRun International Film Festival, 2017
Nominee, Best Documentary Film, St. Louis Film Critics Association, US, 2017
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize/Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2017
Nominee, Best Documentary Feature Camden International Film Festival, 2017
Winner, Best Documentary Feature, Crested Butte Film Festival, 2017
Nominee, Best First Documentary, Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards, 2017
Winner, Best Documentary, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, 2017