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Origins

Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, DO NOT RESIST - the directoral debut of DETROPIA cinematographer Craig Atkinson - offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future.

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A Look Behind the Curtain

From the streets to the halls of Congress, DO NOT RESIST shows how local law enforcement is incentivized by the federal government to use these weapons of war for everyday policing in our cities.

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"The parameters of homeland security are chillingly assessed. Atkinson shrewdly lets his subjects do the talking."

Michael Rechtshaffen, LA Times

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"These issues don't just affect protesters, but also affect those who cover the protest. It creates an environment where police think they can disregard the law and tell reporters to stop filming, despite their legal right to do so, or fire tear gas directly at them to prevent them from doing their job. And if the rights of journalists are being trampled on, you can almost guarantee it's even worse for those who don't have such a platform to protect themselves."


Trevor Timm, Executive Director of Freedom of the Press Foundation

Watch Do Not Resist

Do Not Resist is now available on your favorite digital streaming services.