This documentary takes a look at how the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown not only inspired a community to combat police brutality, but sparked a global movement.
“‘Whose Streets?’ follows activists who have taken to the streets to draw attention to the issue of police violence. Brown’s killing in 2014 sparked a fierce backlash and exposed fault lines in the relationship between African-American communities and the criminal justice system. A grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, the white Ferguson police officer who shot Brown after he robbed a convenience store, triggering more public outrage and disruptions.” – Variety
When to watch: In theaters August 11, 2017
Take Action: The film presents an opportunity to shift the culture and narrative about racial equality and police brutality in America by helping audiences empathize with the black experience. When “Whose Streets?” debuts, consider hosting a Twitter storm with your state legislator to provide information about the alarming rate at which police have shot and killed unarmed black men.”Whose Streets” also illustrates the toll activism can take on the mental and physical health of the black activists on the front lines — a topic that often is not addressed. Consider creating a Twitter chat to spark a conversation about the different ways racism and activism affect the body and mind.
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