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MOAD MDC Presents, Living Together March Film Series: Do Not Resist
Do Not Resist is an urgent documentary that explores the militarization of local police departments—in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment—since 9/11. With unprecedented access to police conventions, equipment expos, and officers themselves, filmmaker Craig Atkinson, the son of a SWAT team member, crafts an eye-popping nonpartisan look at the changing face of law enforcement in America. This film merges the arts with contemporary and critical social issues in the U.S. today. Its creators see the film as an opportunity to create dialogue among criminal and social-justice advocates, policy makers, police leadership, and the public. In short, they see this film as a tool for education, discussion, planning, and action towards police reform in our communities.
The Living Together Film Series, a program of films spread across ten nights, will be screened on selected Thursdays from September 2017 to April 2018 at MDC’s Tower Theater and at The Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami. Living Together’s documentary and fiction films survey the dizzying political landscape of contemporary American cinema.