February 23, 2017
Directed by Craig Atkinson
70 min | 2016 | USA | Not Rated
Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers in the center of the action—from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team, to inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence,” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments—before exploring where controversial new technologies, including predictive policing algorithms could lead the field next.
“Craig Atkinson brings the government’s program of channeling military hardware to law enforcement across the nation starkly to light. ” – VARIETY
“Award-winning doc opens your eyes to the complicated world of police militarization. A brutal statement.” – INDIEWIRE