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Do Not Resist

by Craig Atkinson International Documentary Film / Competition

„Hands Up! Don’t Shoot!“. On the streets of Ferguson in Missouri, USA, things are heating up between police and demonstrators. Following the shooting of the African-American student Michael Brown who was shot by a police officer in August 2014, violent protests erupted in more than 170 cities across the USA. Many people have since followed the developments in the U.S. police force with scepticism. A police force that is preparing to tackle the ‘unknown evil’ using measures never seen before – even where no danger exists: provincial towns are being overrun by tanks and respectable citizens are being monitored by high security technology. Filmmaker Craig Atkinson has followed consequential developments in this area for the past two years. He accompanies protestors on the streets, attends court hearings, visits SWAT teams during training exercises and examines the future of police work. DO NOT RESIST offers a rare and unsettling insight into American police culture.


  • Genre: DOC: Social Interest & Politics
  • Country, Year: USA, 2016
  • Runtime: 72 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
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  • Director: Craig Atkinson
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  • Cinematography: Craig Atkinson
  • Editors: Craig Atkinson, Laura Hartrick
  • Music: Grayson Sanders
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  • Producer: Laura Hartrick
  • Executive Producer: David Menschel
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  • Production Company: VANISH Films
  • World Sales: ro*co films international
  • www.donotresistfilm.com
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