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Whose Streets? (2017)

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An unflinching look at how the police killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

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Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis (co-director)

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Sabaah Folayan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lezley McSpadden Lezley McSpadden ... Self - Mother of Mike Brown Jr.
Michael Brown Sr. Michael Brown Sr. ... Self - Father of Mike Brown Jr.
David Whitt David Whitt ... Self
Montague Simmons Montague Simmons ... Self
Jamala Jamala ... Self
Ashley Yates Ashley Yates ... Self
Anthony Shadid Anthony Shadid ... Self (as Brother Shadid)
Kayla Reed Kayla Reed ... Self
T-Dubb-O T-Dubb-O ... Self
Catherine Daniels Catherine Daniels ... Self (as Mama Cat)
Tef Poe Tef Poe ... Self
Brittany Ferrell Brittany Ferrell ... Self
Kenna Ferrell Kenna Ferrell ... Self
Thomas Jackson Thomas Jackson ... Self - Ferguson Police Chief (archive footage)
Bassem Masri Bassem Masri ... Self
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An unflinching look at how the police killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

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White guy from Saint Louis. Sad that I watched the riots from my computer.
6 June 2020 | by gabethurauSee all my reviews

With the recent #blackout tuesday taking social media by storm, I too feel the need to reflect and revisit crucial moments of unrest in recent history.

I grew up in suburban Missouri. I had a few good friends who were half-black, but I largely lived in an insulated, middle class environment where racial tensions were out of sight and mind.

My appreciation for hip hop, Jazz, James Baldwin, Dave Chapelle, and Ta-Nehisi Coates has brought me baby steps closer to appreciating black culture over the years. But there is still a lot of fetishization on my part.

Overall, my laziness has kept race on the outskirts of understanding. And perhaps it should always be at the outskirts of understanding - me being a white man who will never truly understand the struggle of the African American in a America that doesn't give our black neighbors the time of day.

I have learned to treat racial understanding like Zen. The impossibility of understanding means the process is both the journey and the endpoint. The moment I begin to think that I "understand" is the moment I get lazy again.

Rewatching this movie, and being reminded of what happened right down the street from me in Ferguson, has given me a momentary respite from laziness. And I hope watching Whose Streets will give you the same chance for reflection.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Whose Streets? See more »

Filming Locations:

Ferguson, Missouri, USA See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$43,804, 13 August 2017

Gross USA:

$182,799

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,799
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