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Whose Streets?

Whose Streets? is a movie starring Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown Sr., and David Whitt. Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the police killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a...

Running Time
1 hours 30 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Damon Davis, Sabaah Folayan
Writer
Sabaah Folayan
Actors
Lezley McSpadden, Michael Brown Sr., David Whitt, Montague Simmons
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at how the police killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown inspired a community to fight back and sparked a global movement.

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Timothy

This film should be required viewing for students, faculty, and administrators at all levels. The film will bring a strong and personal perspective to a topic that is often presented as a single-issue issue. Instead, the film presents the lives of many different types of people as one group - African American, African American woman, Latino, Mexican, and other, in an organized, cohesive manner. There is no question that the film is one of the best that I have seen in a long time. This film was made with a vision, a good understanding of the issues facing African Americans, and a solid knowledge of history. For this reason alone, the film should be mandatory viewing for students. It is a must see.

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Jane Meyer

This film examines the lives of people who lived in the slums of Los Angeles during the last days of the civil rights movement. The story of how those people were able to survive in such an environment is inspiring and thought provoking. It is one of the few documentaries I have seen that has dealt with the subject of poverty. It also highlights the importance of education in all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave. My rating: 9/10.

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Brian S.

I'm a lifelong Liberal. But I can't really explain why. It was just so interesting to see the back and forth between the two sides. I thought the story was gripping. I could easily see how the two sides felt about it. I loved it. It was a must see. I don't think it will be just another documentary.

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Austin

I wasn't expecting to be as moved by this movie as I was. Having lived in the area for a few years, I knew the history and the stories, and was prepared for a study in people and culture. What I was pleasantly surprised at was the depth of the characters and the power of their stories. I don't think I've seen any other movie that captured such a range of emotions and perspectives so well. Not a single moment is wasted, and the soundtrack is perfect for each scene. In this day and age of high profile media, the lack of money for documentary films is a huge problem. This movie should be a model for more films that do a great job of bringing the viewer in, not forcing them to participate, but letting them know their part. I've been able to relate to many of the stories in this movie and I hope other people will be able to as well. I recommend this movie to everyone, even if you don't want to see the actual history of the neighborhood, or the issues that plague it. This movie will make you feel the pain of those who have been forgotten and will make you want to visit the neighborhood. This movie will also give you a great insight into the different ways people of color are treated. I've heard that they don't go to the movies or visit their neighborhood anymore. This movie gives a chance for those who have a little more experience with the area to feel more connected to it.

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Anna Payne

The big difference between this movie and the other documentary I've seen about the New York civil rights movement, is that the subjects are not black but white. This is an absolute must see. The subject matter is quite disturbing, but the timing is perfect. For those who have not seen this movie, you should get the film immediately. For those of you who have, you will want to see it again and again. This movie should be required viewing for every person in the nation, and every person in the world. Anyone who has ever experienced a level of oppression that most people in the world have never experienced should watch this film. Every single one of us, will be affected by the problems that this country is facing today. This movie will help every person realize how little we have as a country today. But the people who make the movies on a regular basis should be required to watch this one, and other movies, as well.

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Ruth P.

The story of this documentary is told in a series of scenes, each one focusing on a particular day in one city or neighbourhood in New York. This film is worth watching, but it is only worth watching for the incredible story it tells. The documentary shows how people who live in urban environments can easily be pushed to the edge of despair. We are told how they may lack a sense of identity or a sense of belonging, and how this often manifests in public places such as New York's Times Square. The stories are from the city's immigrant communities, and they tell of how people can leave their identity behind and turn to drugs, gangs, and prostitution. There are stories from all sorts of different backgrounds, ranging from teenagers to middle-aged men, and many of them are relatable to New Yorkers as well. This is a powerful film, which tells a powerful story about the struggle people have to face in urban environments. The documentary doesn't gloss over the hardships that many people face, but shows the struggles of individual people. The documentary is an amazing story about the city's poorest people, and how they cope with their living situations, but it is also a story of hope. The viewer is given an insight into the lives of these people, and how they can find a sense of purpose in their lives.

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Raymond Ford

This is an excellent documentary about the search for a new home for a broken down school bus in East Liverpool, Michigan. Its more of a documentary than a movie. The two stars, Mark Harmon and Pat Housley are both star students who were put on the bus at age 13 by their parents. The two were extremely shy and didn't know how to deal with their shyness and lack of friends. They were both very talented students in their high school, but with the change of environment and new friends, they became much better and came out of their shell. They also became close friends. Now, many years later, the two are also stars in their high school and do much better. I really liked this movie because it showed us that we need to be friends first and we need to come together later. My favorite part was when Pat Housley found out that his mother had died. He cried the whole time. Mark Harmon was also very good in the movie, because he talked about his past and what he went through to find his parents. I also liked this movie because it shows the importance of friends. They really helped him through his awkward teen years, and they made him who he is today. I recommend this movie for any teen. I give it a 9/10.

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Amanda

I really liked this movie because I think that it gives a really good insight to the real life problems that plague the lives of the poor and middle class of the USA. The movie is about a group of young and creative folks who were involved in the campaign for the 1968 presidential election. They went on to create an alternative newspaper, to try and promote a peace agenda for the war in Vietnam. They started a national organization that worked on trying to get the Congress to act against the war. This movie was really informative, and gives you a good insight to the world of 1968. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in politics. I also recommend this movie for those who want to know more about the struggles of the 1968 campaign.

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Arthur Berry

It's clear that, like the rest of the world, the American people have become tired of seeing images of the dead on the news. There is a whole generation of Americans who no longer believe in the fairy tale that a "good guy with a gun" can protect the innocent from the villain, which is very evident in our current mass-murdering situations. As we are told to expect the unthinkable, we are now beginning to understand the possible consequences of the lawlessness of the current administration. In light of the reality of what has occurred in Boston, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that the solution to this problem lies not in the idealization of gun control, but in the abolition of the power of the media to influence the outcome of elections.

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Willie

It's like a documentary of this day and age. Not your average hippie story, but what people go through everyday to feel loved. Great job.

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Martha Lawrence

A striking film about a city in disarray. The picturesque city of Cincinnati is transformed into an amazing epicenter of art, commerce and culture. The people who live in the city are caught in the crossfire of the civil rights movement and the sexual revolution. A devastating earthquake and resulting fire swept through the city on May 19, 1976, burying much of it in rubble. Hundreds of thousands of people died, and the streets of the city were overrun by a mass of homeless people. The city had no money to rebuild, and no public transportation system to carry the people who had to be moved to shelters. The survivors were told that they were going to be housed in a tenement building with ten beds. Most of the tenements were demolished, and the people who had to be moved to shelters were thrown into dilapidated concrete buildings that were very dangerous and difficult to live in. This film is a great look at a once great city. I will be watching this film again. It is truly a sight to behold. I am sure it will be seen by many, many people.

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Mary Reyes

If you want to know how to survive, what it means to be a human being in the 21st century, you will find the answers here. We are not children, we are not stupid, we are not easy prey. We are not stupid because we need to be made to feel so. This documentary tells us why we feel that way. "Nobody is stupid". - Teddy Roosevelt. The problem with a lot of us is that we do not seem to want to know how to survive. The person that is really in control has to know how to live, and how to survive. Some are always fighting against it. This documentary is made from a lot of opinions, but it seems that nobody is saying what he thinks. If you are not a very clear thinker, it is hard to find the answers. I enjoyed the people that made it and I was glad to see it. I would recommend it to everyone. - Jesse

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Jane

I really liked this documentary. It's really insightful. Some people will try to dismiss this documentary because they are too lazy to look up how the NYC gangs got their names. It's not like we can't use Wikipedia. It's not like we're doing an encyclopedia on the gang/violence and who's who. This is about what it takes to be a gang in New York City. There are only a few gangs in New York that are like the ones shown in this documentary. The Empire State has 5 main gangs that are all very violent and vicious, but this is how gangs work in NYC. The documentary doesn't just focus on one gang. There are many gangs, like the Hell's Angels, the Bloods, and the Crips. There are some small gangs too, like the Hells Angels. All of them are involved in violent crimes. So to dismiss this documentary as a simple documentary of one gang would be foolish. If you're a fan of gangs, you'll definitely like this documentary. It's not about one group of gangsters, it's about a lot of gangs, but it's not just one gang. It's the whole gang. And it's about what gangsters can be and what they're like, both good and bad. "We don't talk about gangs." So, if you're into gangster movies, you'll like this documentary. It's not like other gangster movies where the gang is just one character. This is about a whole gang of gangsters. If you're into documentaries, this documentary is a must see. If you're a fan of gangster movies, you'll enjoy this documentary. This is a very deep and thoughtful documentary. And I really hope you enjoy it. This is one of those documentaries that's not only about one gang, but it's also about all of the gangs in the city. They're all very real and they're all very violent. If you like the gangster movies, you'll love this documentary. But if you like the gangster movies, you'll probably find it to be one of the best gangster documentaries you've ever seen. See it!

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Joan J.

This movie is a personal account of what my son goes through every time he walks by a young black man. The pain is real and it's hard to watch. I cannot tell you how painful it is to be a parent and watch my child's life and see it go down the drain. The movie is a painful watch and is the first of its kind. There is nothing easy about the task of having to keep a son alive. No matter how hard you try, there is always someone who will stand in your way. I have no words to express how hard I feel to see my son die. I cannot imagine how hard it is to have to do this for someone you love and look up to. But this movie will make you want to be a better parent. This movie will make you wonder about your own parenting. It will make you question your own morals. You will realize that you are not perfect. The movie will make you wonder what you would do differently if you were the parent of a son or daughter. I want to encourage all parents to see this movie. This movie will remind you of what you would do in the same situation. I want everyone to see this movie and realize how hard it is to raise a son or daughter and to see it go down the drain. I would like to go to prison for my involvement in this movie.

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Robert D.

This is a well-rounded documentary that covers the wide range of issues and reactions to the Occupy Wall Street Movement. It's the kind of film that speaks to the audience on many levels. Some of the characters are clearly not happy with the Occupy movement, and while it may be true that it has been a bit difficult for some people to see Occupy as a direct reaction to the financial crisis, many others have supported it and have found the movement to be positive. The general feeling I got from the film is that many people feel that they have been alienated from the system and have had their hopes crushed by the financial crisis, and have had to re-learn what their rights and liberties were all about. It also speaks to how people have felt displaced from their normal lives, and how the fear of being homeless, or out of work, or on food stamps has caused people to feel helpless. The film also addresses the links between the Occupy movement and the work of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. There are some very pointed observations about the relationship between Occupy Wall Street and the trade union movement, which some may find to be overly idealistic and a bit of a distraction from the message. Some people have said that Occupy Wall Street has made some very anti-corporate people angry, and the message that Occupy Wall Street has sent is that they are trying to take over and that corporations have too much power. The filmmakers have tried to show that there are many different sides to the Occupy movement, and that some people feel that they are trying to take away the rights of the 99%, while others have supported Occupy Wall Street and found the movement to be positive. This film is also an attempt to show that we are not alone in our struggles, that we can be connected to one another, and that we can fight for our rights and liberties. The acting is great, the editing is excellent, and the tone is very realistic. This is an important film, and a good introduction to the Occupy movement.

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Phillip B.

What would you do if you were a girl in the early 90's? "That girl" is Brooke Shields, the now (or so) 28 year old grandmother of 4, and her parents are trying to raise her and her four kids on their own. This documentary was presented at the Tribeca Film Festival and is a well done look at what life was like for an aspiring writer in a small town (although it takes place in Vermont) with a mother who was a little "out of it" in her own time. There is plenty of raw footage, but the real strength of this movie is that it never makes you feel pity for the family because it has such an incredible sense of family unity and love that is evident in the interviewees. It is amazing that this movie was produced and given the award of "Best Documentary" at the Tribeca Film Festival. It is a wonderful, uplifting story about a family trying to raise a child to be a writer. I hope everyone has a chance to see it, but I recommend it highly.

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Bruce

What an interesting documentary! I can't believe that it took me so long to see this. I was curious, but then it seemed like the movie was going nowhere. Then it seemed like it was going to get interesting. I felt it was finally over at the end, but I did not think it was over. There was a lot of material, so I am glad I decided to watch it. It was an interesting movie that was made in a way that I would have enjoyed seeing. I am not sure I would have enjoyed it, but that is not the point of the movie.

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Tammy

My personal opinion is that the film is quite a good overview of the history of Trenchard Shaw and the 60s and 70s. As the film is short, there is a lot of interesting information to be had. Unfortunately, there are a lot of subplots to the story. The story of Trenchard Shaw as a young man is interesting and this aspect is presented well. I would have liked to see more of Trenchard Shaw's life and relationships. I think a lot of the subplots could have been told more fully and clearly, in order to get the story right. As a result, it is hard to really get into the main story of the 60s and 70s. As the title suggests, the film is about "their streets." The issue with this film is that it is too long. I have no problem with a film being longer than the story it is telling, but this film just dragged on. The ending was a bit abrupt. I feel that if there was an alternate ending, this film would have been a lot more complete. I think the film should have had a longer conclusion to the story. This film could have been better if it had a better ending. I would have given this film a 9, but I think it could have been a 9 or 10 if it had an alternate ending.

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Jesse

I'm not sure who's job it is to produce such a movie, but if the marketing department put in a $10 million budget on the end product and then put in the usual 3-4 hour length, I'd have my cake and eat it too. And yes, it is as tasteless as the next neo-Marxist movie. But it does deliver the messages it promises. I think that if you are going to see a documentary, the thing to look for is the following: 1. Was there a statement made by the filmmakers? 2. Did they tell the story they were attempting to tell? 3. Did they demonstrate their analysis of what they were presenting? 4. Did they make the argument? 5. Did they present a point of view? 6. Was the movie entertaining? 7. Is it something that was well done and well told? 8. Was it an eye-opener to the average person? How can you tell if you're going to like or dislike a movie? It is the producer's job to choose the topics to cover and put it in the best possible light to what the average person will be able to understand. In the case of the film, it is clearly a product that has been put together to be presented to an audience who may not be knowledgeable about any of the topics covered, or the facts put forth, so they can think they're seeing the truth. I guess the producers of this movie had to do something to show that they are having fun while they are making it. I'm not against Hollywood, but I'm sure I can write a better "Star Wars" movie than this. They had to include a lot of stars to make the movie work. The problem is that I think they should have not included the original cast members of the original Star Wars. I think that they were better served by adding someone else. The original cast members were either big stars, or they were great actors. And I don't know why they thought it was necessary to put them in the movie at all. The original cast members were such an integral part of the Star Wars story that they could not be left out. They are the reason I remember the Star Wars movies. So to the producers: Don't be like that.

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Deborah D.

Being a documentary on something of a personal level, this film makes a great addition to any movie collection. It is a great opportunity to see people on the streets, talk to them, and understand their perspective. It is a great opportunity to see different groups, including the homeless, the people on welfare, the people with jobs, and so on. This is a film that anyone should see at least once, especially when you start to be a member of any of the groups mentioned. And it is a film that will help you understand why some people are homeless, while others are living in a house, working, or doing anything else that you can think of. Because, in a way, that is what it's all about.