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. 

Part of Nitehawk’s TRIBECA SUMMER DOC SERIES.