In August 2014 Darren Wilson, a white police officer, killed an unarmed black teenager, Michel Brown, in Ferguson, Missouri. The ensuring protests spread to many other cities in the United States and laid bare the systemic violence and the militaristic repression that American law enforcement uses against African Americans. They also forged an entirely new generation of civil rights activists. Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis keep their cameras close to these activists, identified only by their first names, which renders figures like Brittany și Alexis, a lesbian couple, intimately familiar and sympathetic, and records a complex range of emotions, vulnerabilities, and internal struggles that underscore any great social movement in history.
awards and festivals
2017: Sundance Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize Nominee
2017: San Francisco IFF
2017: Minneapolis St. Paul IFF – Best Documentary Award
2017: Sheffield International Documentary Festival – Tim Hetherington Award Nominee