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Poster for Do Not Resist

Do Not Resist

Director: Craig Atkinson Run Time: 73 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2016

DO NOT RESIST is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States.

Q&A with director Craig Atkinson following the screening.

Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist – the directorial debut of Detropia cinematographer Craig Atkinson – 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 and 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 technology could lead the field next. 

Do Not Resist is the Best Documentary Feature at the 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival.