DIRECTOR: SABAAH FOLAYAN
CO-DIRECTOR: DAMON DAVIS
An urgent and enthralling chronicle of Ferguson, Missouri after the murder of Michael Brown, Jr., Whose Streets? follows the passion and commitment of the residents who took to the city’s streets in the wake of the tragedy. With extraordinary access and startling footage of the escalating clashes between protestors and police, activists-turned-filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis go beyond the news clips to paint an extraordinarily intimate and honest portrait of suffering, injustice and the individuals who had the resolve to fight back. “Outstanding and incendiary” ( The Guardian) and “a prime artifact of our freshly divisive racial moment” ( Variety), Whose Streets? isn’t just a stirring anthem for black power and self-determination, but a rallying cry against authoritarianism everywhere. As the film’s demonstrators intone, “It is our duty to fight for our freedom; it is our duty to win.” Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.
Sabaah Jordan is an organizer, advocate, and storyteller born in raised in South Central LA. She entered the world of storytelling through theater and performed as a member of the Black Theater Ensemble in college. She curates the blog Sixty Million and More, an anthology of original poetry, short stories, and informative articles. Hearing the stories of community members in Ferguson and the surrounding St. Louis area inspired her to enter the world of film. Sabaah continues to inspire others to fight for justice.
Damon is an interdisciplinary artist who works and resides in St. Louis, Missouri. The vast scope of his work includes illustration, painting, printmaking, music, film, and public art. He is both the producer and vocalist of experimental hip hop outfit Scripts N Screwz; co-founder of art collective Civil Ape; and founder of independent music and art imprint, Far Fetched.