Do Not Resist

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Craig Atkinson
Production: Vanish Films
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
72 min

No justice, no peace!

No justice, no peace!

No justice, no peace!

No justice, no peace!

No justice, no peace!

Hey hey, ho ho!

These killer cops have got to go!

Hey hey, ho ho!

These killer cops have got to go!

No justice, no peace!

No justice, no peace!

It's no surprise, man.

It's not, it happens

every day all the time,

but it takes something of this magnitude

to be nationally publicized.

It just depends, whatever the media...

They picked up on this story.

There's other stories they

didn't pick up on like this one.

Like it's good that they did,

and I hope St. Louis takes

advantage of the opportunity, man,

but there's a whole bunch of other

kids that get shot by the cops too.

And don't nobody do no

marches and stuff for them.

One hundred percent, man.

Do you feel the anger?

And it has to change.

There has to be an ear

in leadership to listen,

rather than just ordering around.

And you have a generation

that are getting fed up with it.

They're getting fed up with it.

And even though they

don't have what we call a...

A organized education,

they're intelligent individuals.

And so they understand

what it is to be oppressed

and they know when someone

is trying to oppress them.

And as you see out here now,

they're fighting it.

And I think that it's going to be more

than just Ferguson in the future.

I think it's gonna expand,

I really do.

Please do not forget that

there is a 12:
00 curfew

and if you are out in Ferguson after

00 we cannot ensure your safety.

The police are not telling

us how they will respond

to anyone being down

in Ferguson after 12:00.

We cannot ensure your safety.

There are too many people.

There is no peace at all!

Answers is what we want!

Give us that, or there will be no sleep!

None at all!

I'm not scared of your stick!

That means nothing to me!

I need answers, Tonight! Answer me this!

- Please calm down.

- Why are we out here?

Calm it down.

If I answer your questions, I'll listen

to you and I want you to listen to me.

Let's not scream at each other.

You first.

We're out here to get answers.

If I had answers to give you,

young man, I would.

I would.

And there's answers to the

questions that you're asking,

and trust me, if I could

give you some answers,

I know it would allow all

of us to go home tonight.

But I guarantee you that every night

when I go home and I wake up,

I'm looking for some of the same

answers that you're looking for.

Why are you speaking for him?

Why are you speaking for him?

He's speaking for us, brother.

He's speaking for the community.

You need to speak for us.

We need answers.

We need answers!

Just like the answers that you want,

there's people that are

white, Hispanic, Asian...

When you look around here,

there's a lot of people that

say, "You know what."

"We're out here protesting."

"We're out here asking

for change it isn't just us."

"It's everybody."

Hands up, don't shoot!

Hands up, don't shoot!

Hands up, don't shoot!

You are in violation

of the state-imposed curfew.

You must disperse immediately

in a peaceful manner.

Don't resist! Don't resist!

We have the right

to assemble peacefully!

You are violating

the state-imposed curfew.

No one is doing anything wrong!

No one is doing anything wrong!

We have the right!

That's our right!

That's what we vote for!

Tell them there's no looting tonight!

There is no looting!

There is no fighting tonight!

There is no fighting!

Please tell them. All we

want to do is protest peacefully!

You must disperse the area immediately.

You are in violation of

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