Do Not Resist

Documentary Competition

World Premiere

USA | 73 MINUTES

DO NOT RESIST

Documentary, NY Director(s)

Do Not Resist is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Opening on startling on-the-scene footage in Ferguson, Missouri, the film then broadens its scope to present scenes from across the country—a conference presentation where the value of high-end weapons technologies is presented to potential police buyers, a community that has just received its very own military-grade tank, and a SWAT team arriving at a home to execute a warrant. The cumulative effect of these vignettes paints a startling picture of the direction our local law enforcement is headed.



Craig Atkinson filmed his directorial debut over two years and in 11 states. Through keen and thoughtful observances, Atkinson deftly presents the characters and stories that comprise this pressing issue. The result reveals a rare and surprising look into the increasingly disturbing realities of American police culture.



—Deborah Rudolph


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Craig Atkinson

A multi-faceted documentary filmmaker, Craig Atkinson is a notable producer, editor, and cinematographer. Most recently, Craig was an additional cinematographer onNorman Lear: Just Another Version of You. He also produced, and was co-cinematographer on the Detropia. Do Not Resist is Craig's directorial debut.

Director
Craig Atkinson
Producer
Laura Hartrick
Editor
Craig Atkinson, Laura Hartrick
Cinematographer
Craig Atkinson
Executive Producer
David Menschel
Composer
Grayson Sanders
Additional Music
Michael Stearns
Title Design
Ion Furjanic
DI Colorist
Will Cox

CONTACTS

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