Scene from the film Do Not Resist
Scene from the film Do Not Resist
Scene from the film Do Not Resist
Scene from the film Do Not Resist
Scene from the film Do Not Resist
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Do Not Resist

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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.


  • Original title
    Do Not Resist
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Craig Atkinson
  • Editing
    Craig Atkinson, Laura Hartrick
  • Music
    Grayson Sanders
  • Sound
    Scott Weber, Bob Costanza
  • Duration
    72 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Hot Docs Film Festival
    • Montclair Film Festival
    • Maryland Film Festival
    • DOXA Film Festival
    • Telluride Mountainfilm Festival
    • Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York
    • AFI Silverdocs
    • Traverse City Film Festival
    • Dokufest Kosovo
    • True Orleans Film Festival
    • Camden Film Festival
    • Zurich Film Festival
    • Bergen International Film Festival
    • Antenna Documentary Film Festival
    • Mill Valley Film Festival
    • Bellingham Film Festival
    • Hot Springs Film Festival
    • Chicago Film Festival
    • International Film Festival of Curitiba Biennial
    • Loft Film Festival
    • Dok Leipzig
    • Brattleboro Film Festival
    • Kassel Dokfest
    • Stockholm Film Festival
    • MIRA Film Festival
    • Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival
    • This Human World: International Human Rights Film Festival, Vienna, Austria
    • Watch DOCS, Human Rights in Film, Warsaw, Poland
    • DocPoint Film Festival, Helsinki, Finland
    • Human Rights Weekend, Amsterdam
    • Screenpeace Film Festival
    • Frozen River Film Festival
    • Pan African Film Festival
    • Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival
    • Sedona International Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Winner 2017 Social Impact and Media (SIMA AWARDS): Best Documentary Feature Editing Award
    • Tribeca Film Festival – Grand Jury Best Documentary Feature
    • Indianapolis Film Festival – Grand Jury Best Documentary Feature
    • Downtown LA Film Festival – Grand Jury Best Documentary Feature
    • Philadelphia Film Festival – Audience Award Honorable Mention
    • Denver Film Festival – Maysles Brothers Best Documentary Award is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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