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Do Not Resist

Craig Atkinson / United States / 2016 / 73 ' / English


Craig Atkinson & Laura Hartrick
Craig Atkinson
Scott Weber
Grayson Sanders
Additional Music: Michael Stearns
Laura Hartrick & Craig Atkinson
Vanish Films
Executive Producer: David Menschel
Colourist: Will Cox

Awards & Festivals

Winner, Best Documentary, Tribeca Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, AFI Docs 2016
Official Selection, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, HotDocs 2016

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DO NOT RESIST surfs the dystopian material and mental scapes of America at the intersection of race, policing and surveillance.


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 controversial new technologies including predictive policing algorithms could lead the field next. 


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