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‘Do Not Resist’ Screening at AFI-Silver Spring, October 18
October 18, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
An urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, DO NOT RESIST– the directorial debut of Detropia cinematographer Craig Atkinson – offers a stunning look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into the future. The Tribeca Film Festival winner for Best Documentary puts viewers in the center of the action – from a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar that teaches the importance of “righteous violence” to the floor of a congressional hearing on the proliferation of military equipment in small-town police departments – before exploring where controversial new technologies, including predictive policing algorithms, could lead the field next.
Interfaith Action for Human Rights will be leading a panel discussion following the screening of the film. Panelists will include representatives from the DC Reentry Task Force, the Public Defender Service, and the ACLU in Maryland.
“A troubling portrait emerges, which is all the more interesting considering that first-time documentarian Craig Atkinson (the cinematographer from “Detropia”) is the son of a police officer who served on a SWAT team for more than a decade.” Stephanie Merry-Washington Post
Tickets are available at: AFI.com/Silver
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center is located at 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring, MD