FILM: I JUST DRAW PICTURES (6:30PM)
A portrait of Jo Hines, the Baton Rouge artist who painted the mural at Triple S Food Store where Alton Sterling was killed by police officers.
Documentary, Directed by Jillian Hall. 6 Minutes.
FILM: OFF THE SIDEWALKS, INTO THE STREETS (6:30PM)
Highlights those involved in the protests last summer in Baton Rouge and asks that their motives not be forgotten.
Documentary, Directed by Zandashé Brown and Ryan Clarke. 6 minutes.
* Filmmaker present for screening.
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. 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, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.
Documentary, Directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis. 103 Minutes.
* Activists from Ferguson, featured in film, present for post-film discussion, along with local organizers.