Hoovie Screening of “Whose Streets?” & Discussion

August 1, 6:30pm - 9:30pm PDT. Hosted at Groundswell

part of a series on Justice


About this FieldTrip

Not really a morning person? Perfect. Join us for this very special evening FieldTrip.

We’re working with Hoovie on this one for a pop-up cinema experience focused on this month’s theme: Justice.

We’ll gather together at Groundswell (421 – 268 Keefer St) to watch the film Whose Streets? (full synopsis below), followed by guided conversations about Justice, people power and the role of the Storyteller in social movements.

Arrival time is between 6:30-7pm. The screening will start right at 7pm, after which we’ll have tea and snacks while discussing the film and its themes, followed by socializing. Event ends around 9:30-10pm.

PLEASE NOTE: That so Hoovie can pay the filmmakers of the film (see their about blurb below) this is a by donation event.

Feel free to bring a snack to share with the group, along with a $3+ donation to the filmmaker.

About Hoovie

Hoovie helps you easily host and attend pop-up cinema experiences in unique, private spaces, anywhere in the world. (Think: living rooms, workplaces, art studios, rooftops, backyards, churches…)

Films in our catalog are carefully selected for their artistry, relevance and ability to spark real conversation. And our filmmakers receive a fair return on each ticket purchased.

Learn more: hoovie.movie

Synopsis of ‘Whose Streets?’

An energetic account of the Ferguson uprising against police brutality, as told by the people who lived it. Whose Streets? explores the aftermath of the 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen whose body was left lying in the street for hours. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest. Their peaceful gathering is met by military-style action, as police in full battle gear, bearing machine guns and tear gas, push the crowd into a pressure cooker situation that devolves - and the few isolated cases of looting and fires becomes the headline. What results is the activation of the local community and a momentous fanning of the flames for the Black Lives Matter movement.

The filmmakers, Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, spent considerable time on the ground, developing relationships within this tight-knit community and empowering them to tell their own story of standing up and asserting their rights to peace, public assembly and human dignity. The film premiered at Sundance; Rolling Stone magazine said it “may be the best doc of the year … it is assuredly the most vital.”

Learn more: go.hoovie.movie/films/24/whose-streets

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