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.
Run Time: 103 min
Directed by: Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis
Screening will be followed by a community discussion with Clarence Lang (Professor & Chair of the African and African American Studies Department at the University of Kansas), Jamala Rogers (St. Louis based community organizer, columnist for the St. Louis American, and author of Ferguson is America), and moderated by Rev. Verdell Taylor of St. Luke's AME.
This screening is co-sponsored by the African and African American Studies Department at the University of Kansas.