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Looting, chanting, tear gas, rubber bullets—these were the images from Ferguson, Mo. entering American homes. But the vast majority of protesters were 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 moved through the crowds, he heard differing opinions from other protesters on the best ways to fight for change. Am I Next was featured on Time Magazine’s home page, Upworthy, and Dazed Magazine. The short was selected as a Vimeo Staff pick and received over 500K combined views.

Directed by Jeremy S. Levine of Transient Pictures and Produced by Nicholas Weissman
Am I Next is a companion short to the feature film For Ahkeem.