Right Now Film Festival: Whose Streets?

Friday 23 March 2018

Right Now Film Festival: Whose Streets?

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  • Director Sabaah Folayan
  • Origin US
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 103 minutes

"A riveting street-level account, not only of Ferguson's days of rage, but also the decades of marginalization and mistreatment that led up to them" - The Washington Post

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? Is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising, and how it inspired a community to fight back, sparking a global movement. 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. 

Right Now Film Festival returns to independent cinemas across the UK between the 21st - 27th of March with a programme of six feature-length documentaries. From the beginning of vital movements such as Black Lives Matter to the future of welfare and the UK’s very own Brexit, our films explore the motives and truths behind global systems and address unjust balances of power. These are stories that may not be typically covered by mainstream cinema, brought to screens across the country in order to reach and challenge audiences. Find out more at rightnowfilmfestival.org.

QUAD will be showing three films from this festival. You can also see Rat Film (21 March) and Free Lunch Society (25 March). See all three films for £15! Contact QUAD box office (01332 290606) to redeem this offer.