The police killed 1,000 people this year. Every frame of this video is from one of those sites of violence.
Whose Streets? chronicles the lives of Ferguson activists who remain part of a movement for racial justice long after Mike Brown's killer goes free. Personal and dynamic, this featurelength documentary is a protest film that goes beyond the sensational tropes of the mainstream news media. 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 county. Grief, longstanding tension, and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. In the days that follow, artists, musicians, teachers and parents turn into freedom fighters, standing on the front lines to demand justice. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new wave of resistance. For this generation, the battle is not for civil rights, but for the right to live.