Whose Streets?

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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age 16+

Riveting docu on racial politics has violence, swearing.

R 2017 100 minutes

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Civil Rights History is Happening Now

Unfortunately this film is rated R which will prevent some parents from letting their children watch it. I think all children should see this film and discuss the issues it explores. The cussing in the film are words that most kids already hear in real life, and it is an honest and raw expression of the pain and anger of the people of Ferguson (and many other towns and cities). Most of the "violent" images in this film are the same type of violent images children see when learning about the Civil Rights Movement or the Holocaust... actually, I'm pretty sure there was more "violence" in the PBS documentary about the Black Panthers so I'm not sure why this earned an R rating. We have a duty to educate our kids about the world they live in so that they are prepared to address the inequities in our society. I highly recommend this film.

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