College of Liberal Arts

Controversy & Conversation Film Screening: Do Not Resist

Thursday Sep 6, 2018 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Terrazas Branch, Austin Public Library

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.

Watch the trailer.

The screening will begin at 6:30PM, to be followed by a brief community conversation. Refreshments will be provided. 

Controversy & Conversation is a collaboration between the Difficult Dialogues Program and the Austin Public Library.

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