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Title Show Me Democracy
Published Video Project, 2017
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Amidst the uprising in Ferguson, MO, seven St. Louis college students evolve into activists as they demand change through policy and protest. This film examines their personal lives and backgrounds as each of them copes with the fallout of Ferguson. Six of the students fight for education policy reform through their internship program and try to create more opportunities for low-income and DACA students in their state. One of the seven joins the Black Lives Matter movement and organizes several protests to demonstrate against ongoing racial injustice. Following her on the ground, the camera captures several of her tension-filled protests including a night in Ferguson when the police tear gas protesters. SHOW ME DEMOCRACY asks us to examine how a committed group of college students can make a difference in a complex and imperfect system and what methods have the most impact. Official Selection at the **SXSW Film Festival** and the **St. Louis International Film Festival**. *"A remarkably balanced story of young St. Louisans coming to grips with the challenges surrounding street protests and political activism...Doesn't shy away from the uncomfortable tensions that arise from protests designed to create 'disruption'." - **The Riverfront Times***
Notes Title from title frames
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Event Originally produced by Video Project in 2017
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Protest movements -- African Americans -- College students
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Form Streaming video
Author Parris, Dan, film director
Video Project (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.