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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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Directed by Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, 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.

As with each of our Movie Nights, we will watch the movie together on Zoom, then discuss it for an hour. Anyone who has recently seen the film is welcome to join us for the discussion only. We recommend but do not require, that participants join a WRJI Opening Conversation About Race, if you have not participated in frank conversations about racism and its impact on people of color in this country. Please see our website at WRJI.org if you would like to register for an Opening Conversation or any other WRJI program.

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