POV | Do Not Resist Filmmaker Interview

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PRODUCTION COMPANY: POV | American Documentary

For Season 30 of POV, I edited together filmmaker interviews, updating and establishing the look, style, and structure. The interview videos were shown after the television premier of the film and used for social media advertising.

Do Not Resist (2016) dir. Craig Atkinson is a vital and influential exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States. Winner, Best Documentary Feature Award, 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.


 


What happens when we train our police to be warriors?

Filmmaker Craig Atkinson discusses the importance of police training and the dangers of promoting a warrior mentality.


 

Why tell the story of modern policing?

Filmmaker Craig Atkinson discusses why he chose to tell the story of modern-day police militarization.


 


How does military equipment get into police departments?

Filmmaker Craig Atkinson explains how military equipment ends up in local police departments.


 


What do police think of this film?

Filmmaker Craig Atkinson shares how law enforcement officers have responded to Do Not Resist.

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