We are intimately aware of how we are portrayed in the media and how this portrayal encourages both conscious and unconscious racial bias. We are uniquely suited to make this film because we ourselves are organizers, activists and we are deeply connected to the events of August 9th and beyond. We are making this film, in part, as tribute to our people—our deeply complex, courageous, flawed, powerful, and ever hopeful people—who dare to dream of brighter days. This is more than a documentary…this is a story we personally lived. This is our story to tell. —Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, Directors, Whose Streets?
Join us Friday and Saturday, August 25-26, at 7pm, for the screening of Whose Streets?, a documentary film with an intimate look at what happened on and beyond August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. It is a candid look at how citizens made their voices heard against all odds and in spite of systems of oppression aimed at keeping those voices silent.
On Friday only, Rhiannon Childs, community organizer and activist, will join us for a post-film discussion.
For more information and to buy tickets visit: http://wexarts.org/film-video/whose-streets