First Viewing: 4:30 PM, October 19, 2017
Director: Sabaah Folayan, Damon Davis
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 a 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.
This series is an initiative of the African Educational Research Network (AERN), as part of an effort to fulfill its mission, which is, “to broaden the scope of sociopolitical, educational and economic understanding about the continent of Africa and to support through research conducted on, in and about the African continent the dissemination of information associated with education and human development pertaining to people, products and systems on the continent of Africa”. The movie series is organized in joint-partnership with The African Studies Center, Center for International Education, Ohio University, The Patton College of Education, The African Studies Center, The African Symposium (TAS) journal, and Doctoral Specialization Program in Comparative and International Educational Leadership.
The purpose of the series is to engage, inspire and educate students, faculty, staff, and the Athens community at-large about issues of Africa and the celebrate the diversity of the African continent, its peoples, cultures, and richness.