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Do Not Resist
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Do Not Resist
Oct 21 - Oct 27

(Craig Atkinson, US, 2016, DCP, 72 min)

Seattle premiere!

Friday, Oct 21 at 08:15PM
Saturday, Oct 22 at 04:00PM
Saturday, Oct 22 at 08:15PM
Sunday, Oct 23 at 04:00PM
Sunday, Oct 23 at 08:00PM
Wednesday, Oct 26 at 07:30PM
Thursday, Oct 27 at 07:30PM
Shot over two years and in 11 states, starting on the streets of Ferguson as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist shows how local police forces have evolved into paramilitary organizations with an extreme amount of resources. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers at ground level  from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team, inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of "righteous violence,"and to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments  before exploring where technology could lead the field next.

Craig Atkinson, making his directorial debut, previously worked as a cinematographer, producer and editor on the 2012 documentary Detropia, a lyrical exploration of the city of Detroit trying to reinvent itself in a post-manufacturing United States. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Editing Award for U.S. Documentary; Detropia went on to win 10 additional awards worldwide and was short-listed for an Academy Award. Atkinson's background in documentaries helped him find a structure and stylistic approach for Do Not Resist:

"Our inspiration was: How much can we show people? How can we put people in the center of this problem? That was our guideline. We, and the viewers, have to see it. We can't talk to experts, because then I would be showing my point of view, it will be editorialized, and no one will believe it."

Do Not Resist excels at peeking beyond the dominant narrative associated with police brutality. Rather than taking the media filter for granted, the movie illustrates its boundaries. - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

This is a film that uses documentary to go deep into a world with a cinematic experience. We were excited by the directorial debut of a cinematographer who already has created a great body of work. Do Not Resist shines a light on the frightening story of the militarization of the police. In an impactful way, the director uses his amazing access to look at power and force from the inside. - Jury comments from Tribeca Film Festival jurors Laura Poitras, Douglas Tirola, and Roger Ross Williams


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1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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