Whose Streets?

Virtual Cinema

Opens Jun 5, 2020

In observation of the current moment, and with hopes of contextualizing its place in American history, Magnolia Pictures has partnered with Ragtag Cinema to make Whose Streets? available for purchase in perpetuity. Own the film for $6.99. Also available as part of a bundle with I Am Not Your Negro and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, for $15. All profits from this release will be donated to Race Matters, Friends.

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. 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.

Race Matters, Friends is a nonprofit group united in the struggle for racial equity in Columbia, Missouri. Their Community Bail Fund works to release defendants who cannot afford bail, providing them with support, information and referrals that can assist them until trial, and advocates for shrinking and eventually eliminating the cash bail system.