Street revolution experienced in riot documentaries
Riot is often the culmination of people’s frustration with authority. That cry to be listened to has often led to revolution with earth-shattering consequences. Riot documentaries look at modern-day social unrest and incidents in history that changed the course of countries. Semirechye on Fire retells the forgotten story of the 1916 Cossack uprising, a precursor to the Bolshevik Revolution a year later. Arguably equally tumultuous was the riot a hundred years later in Ferguson, Missouri, over the shooting death of a black man by a policeman. The echoes of the shooting are still reverberating around the world.