Thursday, Oct 05, 2017 7:00p -
Emerson Paramount Theater
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Art, Date Idea, Film, Lectures & Conferences, Performing Arts, University
Thursday, October 5: Whose Streets?
Sabaah Folayan | Documentary | 90 minutes | USA, 2017
Film ratings: POC, W, SJ
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. A discussion with director Sabaah Folayan will follow the screening.
All screenings start at 7:00 pm and take place at Emerson’s Paramount Center Bright Family Screening Room, located at 559 Washington Street, Boston. Seating is first come, first served. There is no advance registration.
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