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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?

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DIRECTED BY CRAIG ATKINSON
USA, 2016, DCP, 75 min
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Tickets: https://austinfilm.org/doc-series/film-do-not-resist

Details

Date:
October 9, 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Organizer

Austin Film Society
Phone:
(512) 322-0145
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/austinfilm

Venue

AFS Cinema
6226 Middle Fiskville Rd
Austin, TX 78752 United States
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