BLACK LIVES (PARTS 9 & 10)
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The hashtag Black Lives Matter started in 2014 and united America’s black population outraged by a lack of civil rights and the abuse of power. How do blacks in the Mid-West live today? Who is at the core of the 'Afro-American' resistance? What do African-Americans want?
To answer these questions, our film crew traveled to the poorest neighborhoods of St. Louis, and New York, as well as Ferguson, Missouri. The series explores the significant problems of ghetto dwellers – lack of education, criminality, drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, lack of housing, and police brutality. However, the communities won’t put up with the way things are. The series tells the story of how African-Americans fight for their rights, strive for success, lifting themselves out of poverty no matter what.
BLACK LIVES is a 2018 award-winning documentary short series produced by RT Documentary Channel.
Episode 1--STRUGGLE: Still dreaming of racial justice in St. Louis' black neighborhoods
The Shelter-in-Place Virtual Film Series
The Shelter-in-Place Virtual Film Series is a joint project of Arkansas PBS (ArPBS), Just Communities of Arkansas (JCA), Arkansas Cinema Society (ACS), Washitaw Foothills Youth Media Arts & Literacy Collective (WFYMALC), Arkansas Minority Film & Arts Association (AMFAA), and Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement (APJMM).
Black Lives: Struggle. Still dreaming of racial justice in St. Louis' black neighbourhoods
See more Black Lives series here - www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBRLKmBip431NY_yQIbTekXjzr6C8FbM9 America’s racial divide remains a troubling national problem that has been brought back into focus in recent years. We start exploring the racial profiling issue in the black suburbs of St. Louis, where activism has gathered pace since the Ferguson unrest of 2014. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary/ RTD LIVE rtd.rt.com/on-air/
- Kwami Abdul-Bey
Co-Convenor of the Arkansas Peace & Justice Memorial Movement
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