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AFS Presents: Do Not Resist
October 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Winner of the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival documentary award, this elegant and hyper-relevant verité documentary observes police militarization and the targeting of black Americans by law enforcement, focusing on the days after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. First time documentarian Craig Atkinson previously worked as a cinematographer on the major documentaries DETROPIA, NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU and ELAINE STRITCH: JUST SHOOT ME. As he embeds himself with police forces around the country and observes decommissioned military weapons and equipment being funneled to local forces, a clearer picture about the ramifications of these changes emerges. Have police forces been effectively replaced by a domestic military?
DIRECTED BY CRAIG ATKINSON
USA, 2016, DCP, 75 min