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BlackStar Film Festival

Whose Streets?

United States, 2017, 90 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dirs. 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. Grief, long-standing racial tensions, and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this tragedy. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, 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.

Screens with

Black America Again
United States, 2016, 22 min.
Philadelphia Premiere
Dir. Bradford Young 
A visual celebration of the beauty, strength, perseverance, and spirit of the Black community in these troubling times, inspired by Common’s Black America Again.