WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017
CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Discussion to follow with Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Janaya Khan, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, by Driftwood Kitchen, and live music!
Dirs. Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis | Documentary | U.S.A. | 2017 | 103 min.
This powerful “people’s documentary” follows the activists and leaders of the movement ignited by the police killing of unarmed 18-year-old Mike Brown on August 9, 2014. Just slain, his body lay in the streets for hours, marking a breaking point for the citizens of St. Louis County. Determined to learn the truth behind the dramatic scenes playing out on the news, first-time filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis traveled to Ferguson. The result is this unflinching look at the uprisings, a generational battle not just for civil rights, but for the right to live.
“An on-the-ground snapshot of the anger and activism that ensued in Ferguson.”
– Dennis Harvey, Variety
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THIS FILM
Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles. Co-founder of Black Lives Matter, she is also a performance artist, Fulbright scholar, public speaker, an NAACP History Maker, and was named a Civil Rights Leader for the 21st Century by the Los Angeles Times.
Janaya Khan is the co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada and has become a leading voice in the global crusade demanding social transformation, justice, and equality. They are a black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist, staunch Afrofuturist, boxer, and social-justice educator, as well as a lecturer and author.
Thank you to the screening sponsors Barnes Moving and Storage and We Stand Together