Ferguson, Missouri is the location for
on-the-ground police brutality documentary Whose
Streets? which looks at the aftermath of the killing of Michael Brown and
the justice movements that followed.
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. 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.
of Ferguson may be the doc of the year.” Rolling Stone
Following this screening we will be holding a panel discussion and providing space for people to share their thoughts and experiences. The panel will feature Annalisa Toccara (Our Mel, Afro Sheffield, Vice Chair - BAMER equality hub); Melissa Simmonds Nyabinghi (Activist breaking the stigma of disability in the black community); Ross Walcott (Afro Sheffield, Co-organiser of Sheffield Black Lives Matter peace walk & rally).