In "Whose Streets?" documentary, watch Ferguson activists become the torchbearers of a new resistance
When unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, and left lying in the street for hours, it marked a breaking point for the residents of the St. Louis area and beyond. Uniting people from the community and across the nation, a movement—propelled by young activists and Ferguson community members—was born. In this exclusive clip from the documentary “Whose Streets?” neighbors and activists fight on front lines for justice and equality and call for an end to police brutality. “Whose Streets?” is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising and the movement that followed.
Directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, “Whose Streets?” has its national broadcast and streaming debut on the PBS documentary series POV and pov.org on Monday, July 30, 2018, at 10 p.m. (check local listings). POV is American television’s longest-running independent documentary series now in its 31st season. The film is a co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC) and was an official selection at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.Want more documentary content? Tune in for interviews with the directors behind the newest documentaries on “Salon Talks,” daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on YouTube, Facebook and Periscope.