Whose Streets?


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This film was last shown on 23 March 2018

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.

Portrait 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).



101 mins

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