Director: Sabaah Folayan and Co-Director: Damon Davis; US, 2017; 103 min.
An urgent and enthralling chronicle of Ferguson, Missouri after the murder of Michael Brown, Jr., Whose Streets? follows the passion and commitment of the residents who took to the city’s streets in the wake of the tragedy. With extraordinary access and startling footage of the escalating clashes between protestors and police, activists-turned-filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis go beyond the news clips to paint an extraordinarily intimate and honest portrait of suffering, injustice and the individuals who had the resolve to fight back. “Outstanding and incendiary” (The Guardian) and “a prime artifact of our freshly divisive racial moment” (Variety), Whose Streets? isn’t just a stirring anthem for black power and self-determination, but a rallying cry against authoritarianism everywhere. As the film’s demonstrators intone, “It is our duty to fight for our freedom; it is our duty to win.” Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Friday, March 31st @ 6:45 P.M.
Screening followed by Q&A with Directors Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis and Kofi Ademola (Black Lives Matter Chicago), Luna White (BYP100), and Charles Alexander Preston (Church on the 9)
Davis Theater - 4614 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60625