Do Not Resist St. Louis

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OCTOBER 28 & 29 7PM SHOW: Director Craig Atkinson will be present for audience discussion.

“Haunting…I had to force myself to exhale.” — Radley Balko, Washington Post

This Tribeca Film Festival award-winner by the cinematographer of the acclaimed hit DETROPIA, himself the son of a retired SWAT team member, takes a revealing look at the militarization of American police departments, a government-funded, post-9/11 initiative that put armored vehicles, assault rifles, grenade launchers, and bayonets in the hands of cops across the nation in the name of a vaguely conceived war on terror. From violence-torn Ferguson to the sleepy streets of suburbs and small towns, the machinery of war is employed against citizen protests and in the course of smalltime drug busts, with police acting as modern-day storm troopers. Director Atkinson goes behind the scenes in Senate hearings, law enforcement training seminars, community hearings, and shocking street maneuvers for a hard-hitting probe of the phenomenon.
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