WHOSE STREETS?

WHOSE STREETS? REVIEWED

“Whose Streets” is such a difficult documentary. While it wants to make a point against police brutality, it approaches the case of what happened to Mike Brown in the worst fashion. The narrative against the Ferguson PD is handled in such a cartoonish fashion that a news ticket should be blasting the subtext throughout the film. There are fascinating people fighting to stop systemic abuse, but the documentary feels like a battle of who handled the situation worse than others. The Ferguson cops were wrong for how they handled the aftermath and the community activists did stir up a riot that they couldn’t control.

Ultimately, nothing gets answered. This is more of a political statement than documentary. I feel like an extra 20-30 minutes studying the aftermath and why the community responded in such a way would’ve informed the final film. Oh well, there’s more than enough material to revisit at a later date.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Interviews
  • Trailer

A/V STATS

  • 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
  • Dolby 5.1

RELEASE DATE: 11/14/17

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