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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)

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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We will not go quietly See more »

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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 »

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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:

Color (HDCAM)| Color
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Solid film.
14 August 2017 | by BeetJuiceSee all my reviews

Really shows the perspective of some local activists living in Ferguson of what the Mike Brown protests were all about. There is not huge detail into the Mike Brown shooting. It's more about raw footage of street protests, police reactions, some town halls, and so on. It really shows how the protesters were not armed and were faced with a much more weaponized police response. The police clearly are not a part of the community and one wonders why the officers appear so alien from the people they are policing. The police are portrayed as a failed institution. There are some brief news clips interspersed in. Most of it is just amateur video on the streets. There is a glimpse into the personal life of some of the activists.

At one point, one of the activists said that you can burn down a convenience store yet it can be rebuilt, however all the magicians in the world can't bring back a dead person. Therefore, the real question of violence should be: was anyone hurt? This encapsulates the overall theme of the documentary which is that people come before everything. Clearly the Mike Brown killing became a rallying point but he was also a symbol for much deeper grievances, which is the community didn't feel the police force treated them as people. You won't hear much from the other side in this documentary but it doesn't pretend to be that.


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