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Collaborative Screening: Do Not Resist

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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All tickets for this showing are currently reserved. There will be a wait list at the door starting at 6 pm on the evening of the screening in the event that tickets become available. 

Presented with ACLU of Nebraska, this one-time screening will be followed by a post-film panel discussion.

DO NOT RESIST explores the militarization of local police departments—in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment—since 9/11. Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, this urgent 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. With unprecedented access to police conventions, equipment expos, and officers themselves, filmmaker Craig Atkinson, the son of a SWAT team member, has crafted an eye-popping nonpartisan look at the changing face of law enforcement in America.

Following the film will be a panel discussion with Leslie J. Seymore, past-president of the National Black Police Association, member of the Nebraska Crime Commission Racial Profiling Task Force, and current ACLU of Nebraska board member; Samuel Walker, Professor Emeritus, UNO, international law enforcement expert, and member of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing; JaKeen Fox, President of the Urban League of Nebraska’s Young Professionals; Teresa Négron, Director of Negrón Consulting, retired officer, and former spokesperson of the Omaha Police Department. The panel will be moderated by Senator Tanya Cook.

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Directed By
Craig Atkinson

Running Time
72 minutes

MPAA Rating
Not Rated

Country of Origin
USA

Release Year
2016