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Whose Streets? (2017)

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Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the 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

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

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When the news cameras are gone the truth will be told. See more »

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Rated R for language throughout | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ferguson, Missouri, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,804, 13 August 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$182,799, 5 October 2017
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Magnolia Pictures See more »
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Color (HDCAM)| Color
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A sad view of life
28 November 2018 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

The footage is so valuable. There is no story there. Still, the footage is powerful. I have no idea if the images were carefully edited to show the people in the streets all of African descent and the police all of European descent.

The sad part comes later. Poor people exploited.

Exploited by the thieves and robbers who make use of the revolt to destroy property. Not only they disgrace the manifestation, but they will make the lives of the people living there even worse without shops and restaurants nearby.

Exploited by the police. The police who does not care or interfere with the problems of the people living there only to ask for more money, more wages, more equipment and bigger pensions.

Exploited by the speakers. Young men and women taking about "our kids". Even if the "kid" was quite an adult. Progressive speakers who care about their possible speaking engagements and TV shows. Speakers who put salt on the wounds in the names of "being united". History shows these people usually move beyond the racial lines, in low crime towns and keep talking about the suffering while sending their kids to private schools.

Exploited by the film makers who get to travel and walk the documentary.

And the people are left there. With less police. Less places to shop. Less employments opportunities nearby.


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