AMERICA STREET (74 NR)

AMERICA STREET

SUMMARY

FREE VIRTUAL SCREENINGS FROM 6/2 – 6/9
Free for a limited time
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In downtown Charleston, South Carolina, black owned convenient stores like Joe’s have almost disappeared. Joe is fighting to keep his but he knows that its survival depends on the survival of his local community.

Director: Idrissou Mora-Kpai

Presented in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival


 

REVIEW

From the filmmaker:

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder at the hands of the police, we are once again witnessing the courageous action of Black people and their allies protesting the systemic violence against Black bodies. In solidarity with this latest movement of social protest for racial justice, I am providing free access to my recent film, “America Street,” which I shot five years ago in Charleston in the wake of the Walter Scott killing. Too many times, too many similarities. We need to stop this racist pandemic of anti-black violence that started over 400 years ago.