New Documentary Shows The Ferguson Uprising Up Close And Personal

Magnolia Pictures and Magnet Releasing have released a trailer and poster for their upcoming documentary titled, “Whose Streets?”

This documentary takes and in-depth look at the Ferguson uprising, directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis. Michael Brown, the 18-year old that was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a police officer, was being mourned when law enforcement officials showed up with over 300 police and riot gear.

I remember being on Twitter and just watching some of the folks that I know for nearby St. Louis, tell me what was happening and hearing/seeing a very different story than that of which was being televised by the national media.

Whose Streets? synopsis:

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 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.

Whose Streets? (Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing)
Whose Streets? (Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing)
Whose Streets? (Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing)
Whose Streets? (Magnolia Pictures/Magnet Releasing)

Whose Streets? hits theaters on August 11th!

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