Bright Lights: Whose Streets with director Sabaah Folayan

October 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room, The Paramount Center - Emerson College
559 Washington St
MA 02111
Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson

Sponsored by Wicked Queer, the Office of Intercultural Student Affairs, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and EBONI

Directed by Sabaah Folayan, documentary, 90 minutes, USA, 2017.

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Discussion with filmmaker to follow via Skype.