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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.

Directors:

Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis (co-director)

Writer:

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 »

Genres:

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Whose Streets? See more »

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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Not what one would have thought initially.
3 February 2018 | by st_stoimenovSee all my reviews

This documentary indeed examines a particular social and cultural phenomenon, but not the one that it claims it analyzes.

The real leitmotif here is the relatively recent advent, the zenith and the unchallengeable reign of the so-called Post-Truth Era which we're all enabling in one way or another. In that tenor, the message this movie disseminates, and even promulgates, happens to be virtually diametrically opposed and recusant to the one the author declares to be the documentary's objective.

Some of the smartest, most capable and highest paid professionals in the U.S. and the European Union work in the field of disinformation and prevarication. These are the propagandists - the PhD's in spin-doctoring. Their objective is to create such a cacophony in, what Jurgen Habernas calls, Öffentlichkeit - a public space outside of the control by the state, where individuals exchange views and knowledge.

This is what I, personally, got the strongest sense from in this movie - the cacophony, since it engenders the best possible environment for circumvention of the objective truth. Ultimately, there little doubt in my mind that it is entirely within these talented public sphere operatives' and propagandists' possibilities to render the truth largely irrelevant.


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