Nine Network, ArchCity Defenders, and KDHX Community Media Host Screening and Discussion of Ferguson Film
St. Louis, MO — July 23, 2018 — The Nine Network of Public Media, in partnership with ArchCity Defenders and KDHX Community Media, will screen the new full-length feature film, POV: Whose Streets? outdoors in the Public Media Commons on Friday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m.
Whose Streets? is being broadcast nationally on July 30 as part of the documentary series, POV (a cinematic term for "point of view"). This national series is carried by PBS stations across the country, including the Nine Network. For over 30 years, POV has curated bold documentaries by independent filmmakers. In Whose Streets? filmmaker Sabaah Folayan worked with St. Louis-native Damon Davis to present the stories of people deeply involved in the community demonstrations in Ferguson in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown.
The Nine Network has broadcast three specials on Ferguson: America after Ferguson, Ferguson: A Special Report, and Soul of Ferguson. All are available to stream on nineNet.org, including POV: Whose Streets? (for a limited time after the broadcast premiere).
“The Nine Network doesn’t shy away from controversial topics. We felt it was important to hold a screening event of this film in particular given the lasting impact in the St. Louis region,” says Jack Galmiche, President and CEO, Nine Network of Public Media.
A discussion, moderated by Blake Strode, Executive Director, ArchCity Defenders, will follow the 90-minute film. Panelists include: Kayla Reed, Action St. Louis and Electoral Justice Project, Dr. Kira Hudson Banks, Saint Louis University, Tef Poe, Hands Up United, and Redditt Hudson, Urban League.
"As ArchCity Defenders continues to combat state violence and the criminalization of poor people and people of color, we hope to gain a deeper collective understanding of how these systemic issues have been divisive and harmful to our region,” says Blake Strode, ArchCity Defenders.
This collaborative screening of Whose Streets?, part of ArchCity Defenders and KDHX’s racial justice film series, is free and open to the public.
Registration is required at nineNet.org/whosestreets. The event will be held outside; bringing chairs or blankets for seating is encouraged. In case of inclement weather, the screening and discussion will move inside the Nine Network.
The Nine PBS broadcast premiere of POV: Whose Streets? is Monday, July 30, 10–11:30 p.m. Viewers are encourage to join @TheNineNetwork during the broadcast for a Twitter chat using hashtag: #WhoseStreetsPBS.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and nineNet.org. Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of Igniting the Spirit of Possibility.