SOCIAL CINEMA: STORIES OF STRUGGLE & CHANGE
DO NOT RESIST
Wednesday, February 22, 7pm
Union South Marquee Theatre (1308 W. Dayton, Madison, WI)
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 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 – before exploring where controversial new technologies, including predictive policing algorithms, could lead the field next.
Following the film, join a discussion led by Jamala Rogers, Organization for Black Struggle, St. Louis