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Looting, chanting, tear gas, rubber bullets – these are the images from Ferguson, Mo. entering American homes. But the vast majority of protesters are armed with little more than chalk and paper signs, hoping to create a memorial for Michael Brown, the teenager killed by a police officer in the St Louis suburb on Aug. 9. We followed teenager Shane Flowers as he weaved through the protests, attempting to let his voice be heard and fight for change with darkness slowly falling on Florissant Avenue. As he moves through the crowds, he hears differing opinions from other protesters on the best ways to fight for change.

Shot as part of the feature documentary School of Last Resort: fiscal.ifp.org/project.cfm/656/School-of-Last-Resort/

VIDEO BY
Nicholas Weissman
Jeremy Levine

PRODUCER
Jeff Truesdell

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Jordan Jones

See the original short video here: time.com/3126991/ferguson-missouri-protests-michael-brown/