The murder of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson set off a wave of protests, and all out rage in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. It was event that left most Americans reeling, but it was a scene all too familiar for many African-Americans. Unfortunately, justice did not prevail, and Darren Wilson continues to live his life. Although the justice system failed an African-American community once again, many creatives used it as an opportunity to keep the struggle alive. Directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, Whose Streets? chronicles the uprising that took place in the community, gives a voice to Michael Brown, and reminds us that there is still work to be done.
Whose Streets hits theaters on August 11th, 2017.
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.