Friday, November 24, 2017
Blackout for Human Rights (Blackout)’s fourth annual #BlackoutBlackFriday, taking place on November 24, 2017, is part of a nationwide call to action encouraging individuals to refrain from shopping to protest social and economic injustice in the U.S. and instead engage in cultural activism. The Film Society of Lincoln Center is proud to take part in this event with a screening of the award-winning documentary Whose Streets?, which takes an unflinching look at the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, after the killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. Following the documentary, there will be a post-screening conversation with Rosa Clemente and co-director Sabaah Folayan and a special musical performance by composer and pianist Samora Pinderhughes.
4:00pm – Tickets available
4:30pm – Doors open
5:00pm – Introduction and screening of Whose Streets?
Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis’s Whose Streets? is an on-the-ground, unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. In 2014, the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson marked a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Long-standing racial tensions coupled with renewed anger brought residents together to hold vigil and protest the tragedy. Community leaders and activists from all over organized in solidarity, and ultimately came face-to-face with the heavily-armed National Guard. Mixing original footage with cellphone video, Folayan and Davis’s documentary is a powerful and immediate battle cry from a generation fighting for the right to live. A Magnolia Pictures release.
6:50pm – Post-screening conversation with Rosa Clemente, Sabaah Folayan and special performance with composer & pianist, Samora Pinderhughes