Still from Do Not Resist
Still from Do Not Resist
 

Do Not Resist

by Craig Atkinson
DO NOT RESIST surfs the dystopian material and mental scapes of America at the intersection of race, policing and surveillance.
2016  ·  1h13m  ·  United States
English
About the Film
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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Festivals and Awards
2016
Tribeca Film Festival, Winner, Best Documentary
2016
AFI Docs, Official Selection
2016
Human Rights Watch Film Festival , Official Selection
2016
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Official Selection
2016
HotDocs , Official Selection
In the Press
Interview
Walker Art Center
Review
IndieWire
Review
The New Yorker
Editor
Craig Atkinson and Laura Hartrick
Cinematographer
Craig Atkinson
Producer
Laura Hartrick and Craig Atkinson
Sound Editor
Scott Weber
Soundtrack Composer
Grayson Sanders
Additional Music
Michael Stearns
Production Company
Vanish Films
Executive Producer
David Menschel
Colourist
Will Cox
About the Director

Craig Atkinson

Craig Atkinson
Craig Atkinson

A multi-faceted documentary filmmaker, Craig Atkinson is a notable producer, editor and cinematographer. Most recently, Craig was an additional cinematographer on documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You. Craig also produced, and was the co-cinematographer on feature length documentary Detropia, a lyrical exploration about the city of Detroit trying to re-invent itself in a post-manufacturing United States. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Editing Award for U.S. Documentary. Detropia went on to win ten additional awards worldwide and was short-listed for an Academy Award. While in Detroit, Craig was also a cinematographer on The Education of Muhammed Hussein, a 40-minute short documentary exploring the Muslim population in the Detroit area. The film, made for HBO, was short-listed for an Academy Award in 2012. Earlier is his career; he was Enat Sidi’s (The Wolfpack, Jesus Camp) assistant editor during 12th and Delaware, an HBO film that takes a compelling look at the ongoing abortion debate in America. The film was an official selection at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Craig holds a MA in Visual Media Arts from Emerson College.

 

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