The streets of Ferguson and shooting of Michael Brown told through the lens

Lovers of thought-provoking film will be delighted to hear that the Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival is back.

In its 19th year, the festival is set to keep cinephiles engaged with gripping stories and cinematography from 1 - 11 June 2017 at Cinema Nouveau and The Labia in Cape Town.

Sabaah Folayan, an activist and storyteller born and raised in South Central LA produced 'Whose Streets?' an outstanding documentary about the shooting of Michael Brown, by American police.

What was playing out on the news was inaccurate and polarising.

Sabaah Folayan, Film director

Folayan says her project was aimed at setting the record straight and correcting the inaccurate characterisations made by the media.

It wasn't helping that they focused on the looting and rioting while ignoring the tension and poor urban planning, she adds.

Nobody was talking about the pain, the frustration and the grief.

Sabaah Folayan, Film director

It's very well documented also that most violence that happens in protests is initiated by police.

Sabaah Folayan, Film director

You can watch the film on the following dates: Saturday 3 June at 20:00 and Thursday 8 June at 18:30

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