Film Screening: Whose Streets?

Monday, September 18, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)
Henry M. Hogan Campus Center 519
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Yonca Karakilic
Theatre Department

A People's Documentary 
By Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis

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 have lived the story. "Whose Streets?" is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.
The film will be introduced by Melissa Weiner, associate professor of sociology at Holy Cross

Official Selection:
Sundance Film Festival 2017 – World Premiere (U.S. Documentary Competition)
Full Frame 2017
San Francisco International Film Festival 2017 

FREE and open to the public

Categories: Africana Studies, Arts Transcending Borders (ATB)

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