Do Not Resist
World Premiere

Do Not Resist

Documentary Competition
| USA | 73 MINUTES | English | English subtitles
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.

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

Print Source
US Sales Contact
Roco Films
Press Contact


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