CCNY’s Documentary Forum screens film about Ferguson uprising

The Documentary Forum, at The City College of New York Center for Film, Journalism and Interactive Media, presents a screening of “Whose Streets?“, a documentary about the Ferguson uprising, on Nov. 1 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. in Shepard Hall, Room 291. Filmmaker Sabaah Folayan, activist and storyteller, will be present for a Q&A.

The film focuses on the residents of St. Louis, Missouri who come together to hold vigil and protest the shocking killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by police and then left lying in the street for hours. In the days that follow the killing, parents, artists, and teachers also stand on the frontlines to demand justice; as the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

This screening is part of the Seventh Art Stand’s second installment, “Uplifting Black Voices”, taking place this fall. The national film screening and discussion series focuses on films that empower African-Americans, celebrate successful leaders, and offer historical context that leads to the continued unjust treatment of communities of color.

The event is co-presented by Third World Newsreel with Firelight Media, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, the CCNY President’s Office, the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education and Seventh Art Stand. To register for the free event, click here.

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