ABOUT THE FILM
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.