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FREE SCREENING: Whose Streets?

Directed by: Damon Davis & Sabaah Folayan | 2017 | 1h 40m | Rated R

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All attendees must RSVP in advance to watch WHOSE STREETS? by filling out a quick form.
Registered attendees will receive an email with a link and password will arrive in your inbox on Sunday at 1:00pm (EST).
The film will be made available to view for a 24-hour period.

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O Cinema & the Knight Foundation partner to offer a FREE virtual screening of Magnolia Pictures’ WHOSE STREETS?

We are at a unique crossroads in our country. We all find ourselves looking for a way to address social injustices and virulent racism in our society. As community-based organization, we have the opportunity to affect significant change and foster important dialogue at this critical juncture. In times of incredible strife in our society, we often turn to the arts as an avenue to learn, enrich, and galvanize action. At O Cinema, we believe films have the power to change communities and change lives.

Starting this Sunday, O Cinema and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will work with Magnolia Pictures to make the documentary WHOSE STREETS? (June 14th) available for FREE across eight of the Knight Foundation’s communities. This film speaks powerfully to systemic inequality and serve as blueprints for effecting change. Community partners in each city (which include Akron, Charlotte, Detroit, Macon, Miami, Philadelphia, San Jose, and St. Paul) will host virtual discussions about ways to support social justice and anti-racism in their communities. The film is being made possible thanks to the support of Knight Foundation, which has generously agreed to cover the rental fees for viewers.

This film will be made available to view each Sunday, for FREE, during a 24-hour window.

Please register in advance to watch WHOSE STREETS? by filling out a quick form to receive a secure link and password to view the film. The email with link and password will arrive in your inbox each Sunday at 1:00pm (EST).

“Although news reports presented police use of rubber bullets and tear gas as justifiable responses to increasingly volatile crowds, Whose Streets? offers a useful alternative view, with citizen journalists capturing what look like unprovoked attacks on demonstrators by law enforcement officers woefully unprepared or unwilling to de-escalate sensitive situations and engage.”

“Raw and unadorned, Whose Streets? is a documentary in the truest sense of the word; an actual moving document of events fresh in the country’s memory, but never before laid as bare as they are here.”

“Whose Streets? humanizes Ferguson, but not for the benefit of skeptics. It’s a rallying cry for those who understand their pain and those driven by that same pain to affect real and lasting change.”