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, DO NOT RESIST puts viewers in the center of the action, from a ride along with a South Carolina SWAT team, to 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. Ultimately the film explores a vast evolution of the culture of policing in America, highlighting a dire need for change.
“A snapshot of an infuriating disconnect between power players and disenfranchised targets.” – INDIEWIRE
"An eye-opening experience." – NEW YORKER
THE ARMOR OF LIGHT follows a pro-gun Evangelical minister and the mother of a gun-violence victim through their trials of conscience, heartbreak and rejection, as they bravely attempt to make others consider America’s gun culture through a moral lens. This is the first in our free film screening series, Peace of the City, which shares powerful and inspiring stories of overcoming deep divides in the fractured political and social landscape of our time.