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Whose Streets?

2DCS/ES12
Director:Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis
Premiere:14. March 2018
Length:103 minutes
Genre:Documentary

Category: Americana

Director: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis

The racial and social tensions bubbling beneath the surface for years will one day inevitably erupt. That's exactly what happened in Missouri, after a policeman shot an unarmed teenager.

The killing of African-American adolescent Michael Brown in the summer of 2014 in Ferguson on the outskirts of St. Louis unleashed protests. Police brutality lit a fuse under years of suppressed tensions and has revealed the often inadequate use of force, specifically aimed at the African-American community. The authorities and security forces were overwhelmed by a massive wave of civil unrest. Subsequent police manoeuvres and the deployment of the National Guard, as well as the exoneration of the policeman responsible, added fuel to the fire. This documentary maps the activists' efforts, their anger and the struggle not only for civil rights, but also for the opportunity to live a free and dignified life like their white fellow citizens.

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