DO NOT RESIST
A FILM BY CRAIG ATKINSON
One of the most important and urgent films of this year is DO NOT RESIST, directed by Craig Atkinson.
As breaking news and headlines continue to shine the light on the subject of our ever growing unstable community/police relations with the recent incidents in Pasadena, Los Angeles, El Cajon, North Carolina and Oklahoma, DO NOT RESIST becomes even more relevant and a much needed dialogue starter.
DO NOT RESIST is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of our police force in the United States. The Tribeca Film Festival BEST DOCUMENTARY WINNER puts viewers in the center of the action – Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown; to the all too familiar sight of law enforcement in full riot gear and armored tanks driving through peaceful protests; to a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team; to a front row seat 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 focuses on the recent injustices in the black community; the ever changing history of community and policing; and the continuing militarization of our police force. The film offers an unflinching look at the current state of law enforcement in America and a glimpse into the future.