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.
“A brutal statement”— Indiewire
“Arresting and essential...A startling feature debut”— The Moveable Fest
“Atkinson exposes the disturbing reality of the evolution of American police culture”— NBC News
WINNER Best Documentary Feature — TRIBECA Film Festival
Official Selection — HOT DOCS film festival