Whose Streets?


Home Viewing Sun, Jun 14, 2020 1:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:FREE
Film Info
Program:New Releases
Virtual Cinema
Social Justice
Women Directors
Release Year:2017
Runtime:103 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Magnolia Pictures
Director:Sabaah Folayan
Damon Davis
Producer:Jennifer MacArthur
Sabaah Folayan
Damon Davis
Flannery Miller
Cinematographer:Lucas Alvarado-Farrar
Editor:Christopher McNabb
Composer:Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes


Special 24-hour FREE virtual screening starting June 14 at 1:00pm!


Monday, June 15 at 7:00pm, join MSP Film Society Programmer Craig Laurence Rice in conversation with Mel Reeves, Editor of the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, Filmmaker/Activist DA Bullock, and Writer/Activist Aaron Smothers about ways to participate in social justice and anti-racism efforts within our communities, as well as the documentary Whose Streets?

Please register in advance to watch Whose Streets? by clicking the button below and completing the form. You will receive an email with a link and password to watch the film on Sunday, June 14 at 1pm. Confirmation emails are being sent manually in batches, so you may not recieve it immediately. Please allow 1-3 hours. You will receive an email from @o-cinema.org. Deadline to register is Sunday, June 14 at 11:00am.



Two activists have taken cameras in hand to tell the story of the Ferguson, Missouri uprising in the documentary, Whose Streets?. Following the murder of unarmed teenager Michael Brown at the hands of police, the residents of the St. Louis metropolitan area were pushed past their breaking point. In this documentary, directors Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, who live in St. Louis, were on the front lines, confronting police units that were as militarized as if in the midst of combat, and talked to the people on the streets, people who are literally fighting for their lives and the lives of their children. This is a striking cinematic document that captures the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement, the dawn of a new era of civil rights resistance.

“The dehumanization of Mike Brown was perpetrated by his murderer, perpetuated by the media, and reinforced by violent police repression of his community.  This was a modern-day lynching.” — Directors’ Statement

Director’s Biography

Sabaah Folayan: Sabaah Folayan is an activist and storyteller born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, who has a biology degree from Columbia University. In September 2014, she went to Ferguson with cinematographer Lucas Alvarado-Farrar to learn the truth behind the dramatic scenes playing out on the news. Whose Streets? is her first feature.

Damon Davis: Damon Davis is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist who lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Davis has work in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts in Brooklyn. Whose Streets? is his first feature-length documentary.



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