RIOT POLICE STAND GUARD DURING PROTESTS OF THE 2014 SHOOTING DEATH OF MICHAEL BROWN IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI. PHOTO: REUTERS/MARIO ANZUONI

Do Not Resist

Copresented with the UCLA Department of History and the UCLA Interdepartmental Program in Afro-American Studies

Beginning on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, Do Not Resist offers a shocking look at the militarization of police forces in America. Viewers experience a ride-along with a SWAT team, a police training seminar about “righteous violence,” and a congressional hearing on the use of military equipment in small-town police departments. (2016, dir. Craig Atkinson, 72 min.)

Followed by a discussion with Black Lives Matter cofounder Patrisse Cullors and UCLA Law Professor Jasleen Kohli. 

Read Craig Atkinson’s full Director’s Statement.

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Image: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni.