Every Saturday afternoon, join fellow film aficionados of the Village for an in-depth discussion of films new and old, led by Village member Mel Washburn. Watch the selected film any time–or enjoy the discussion and be persuaded to view it after!
This week’s film: Whose Streets? (2017)
[summary from The Guardian]
Directors and activists Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis’s outstanding and incendiary documentary about Ferguson does a tremendous end run around mainstream news outlets and the agenda-driven narratives that emerge, particularly on television. Its images aren’t leaked by law enforcement or stage managed for the media, but come directly from the people who lived through the violent events of 2014. “Return to your homes!” police shout from atop their tanks. “We are home!” a beyond frustrated civilian calls back. Whose Streets? depicts injustices that have always beleaguered the African American community, but this is a film that could only have been made now.
Mixing new footage with social media posts, Whose Streets? is a deliberate stew of voices from the community that became a flashpoint for racial injustice after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown for the crime of walking the wrong way down the street.