“The parameters of homeland security are chillingly assessed”

“Atkinson shrewdly lets his subjects do the talking”

LA Times

“A troubling portrait emerges, which is all the more interesting considering that first-time documentarian Craig Atkinson is the son of a police officer who served on a SWAT team for more than a decade”


“This film that uses documentary to go deep into a world with a cinematic experience. We were excited by the directorial debut of a cinematographer who already has created a great body of work. Do Not Resist shines a light on the frightening story of the militarization of the police. In an impactful way the director uses his amazing access to look at power and force from the inside.”

2016 Tribeca JurorsLaura Poitras, Doug Tirola and Roger Ross Wiliams

“An eye-opening experience”

The New Yorker

“Must we always bring the full force of what we are capable of? The film’s subtle vérité style doesn’t provide an answer so much as illustrate a reality.”


“A snapshot of an infuriating disconnect between power players and disenfranchised targets”

– IndieWire


“Do Not Resist” and the Crisis of Police Militarization

The New Yorker | Dexter Filkins | May 13, 2016

A Look at the Militarization of Local Police Departments

(LISTEN) WNYC | The Leonard Lopate Show | Sept. 30, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’: A chilling look at the normalization of warrior cops

Washington Post | Radley Balko | Sept. 30, 2016

“Do Not Resist”: The Police Militarization Documentary Everyone Should See

The Intercept | Ryan Devereaux | Oct. 12, 2016

Reviews: Do Not Resist | Matt Zoller Seitz | Sept. 30, 2016

This New Film Shows Just How Far Police Militarization Has Gone | Bryan Schatz | Oct. 27, 2016

Review ‘Do Not Resist’ examines militarization of police

LA Times | Michael Rechtshaffen | Oct. 13, 2016

Vital Cop Doc ‘Do Not Resist’ Tracks the Militarization of American Police

The Village Voice | Diana Clarke | Oct. 4, 2016

This award-winning documentary on militarization of police will leave you speechless

Business Insider | Jason Guerrasio | Sept. 30, 2016

This Documentary Shows How Terrifying the Cops’ Military-Grade Weapons Are

VICE | Annalies Winny | Sept. 30, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’ is a haunting doc on the militarization of the police

Metro | Matt Prigge | Sept. 30, 2016

Do Not Resist: new film shows how US police have become an occupying army

The Guardian | Stuart Miller | Sept. 30, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’ review: Timely documentary about U.S. law enforcement

Chicago Tribune | Jay Weissberg | Nov. 3, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’ Documents Rise In Militarization Of Police

WBUR Boston | Alison Bruzek & Meghna Chakrabarti | Nov. 3, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’ documentary delves into police militarization

The Detroit Free Press | Troy Reimink | Nov. 1, 2016

“Do Not Resist” traces the militarization of police with unprecedented access to raids and unrest

City Paper Baltimore | Dominic Griffin | Nov. 1, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’ Documentary Puts Militarized Police Under Fire

Newsweek | Max Kutner | Oct. 29, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’ Shines A Cold Light On Police Militarization

CBS Minnesota | Jonathon Sharp | Oct. 28, 2016

What happens when police go the military route

Boston Globe | Peter Keough | Oct. 28, 2016

The Tools of War: An Interview with “Do Not Resist” Director Craig Atkinson

St. Louis Magazine | Andrew Wyatt | Oct. 26, 2016

Even Without Narration, ‘Do Not Resist’ Speaks Volumes on Police Militarization

Seattle Weekly | Sara Bernard | Oct. 26, 2016

No one is helped when police officers train for war

San Francisco Chronicle | Otis R. Taylor Jr.| Oct. 25, 2016

Do Not Resist: How America’s Police Are becoming an Occupying Military Force

Berkley Daily Planet | Gar Smith | Oct. 21, 2016

Two new documentaries trace the thin line between civil society and armed warfare

Chicago Reader | J.R. Jones | Oct. 20, 2016

Your Call: Police militarization; Mosul’s humanitarian crisis

KALW: San Francisco Local Radio | Rose Aguilar & Malihe Razazan | Oct. 20, 2016

Big Screen Berkeley: ‘The Battle of Algiers,’ Do Not Resist’

Berkeleyside | John Seal | Oct. 20, 2016

Living in the combat zone we call home

Foreign Policy | Thomas E. Ricks | Oct. 13, 2016

The Documentary ‘Do Not Resist’ Is A Grim, Visceral Portrait Of Militarized Police

DCist | Mark Lieberman| Oct. 13, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’ Confronts the Frightening Militarization of American Police

Truthdig | Jordan Riefe | Oct. 13, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’ is a startling look at the militarization of American police forces

Washington Post | Stephanie Merry | Oct. 13, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’ Review: Timely Documentary Examines Police Violence

The Wrap | Sam Fragoso | Oct. 5, 2016

6 disturbing moments from a new film about the militarization of the police

Mashable | Tim Chester | Oct. 1, 2016

Is America Becoming a Police State? The Disturbing Questions of ‘Do Not Resist’

Daily Beast | Lloyd Grove | Sept. 30, 2016

Policing the streets with military hardware

(LISTEN) NPR Marketplace| Kai Ryssdal | Sept. 29, 2016

‘Do Not Resist’: Film Review

The Hollywood Reporter| John DeFore | Sept. 26, 2016

Do Not Resist

Slant Magazine| Jesse Cataldo | Sept. 24, 2016

Do Not Resist: Black Americans and the Police State

The Progressive | Ed Rampell | Sept. 23, 2016

Riots, Raids and Policing in the Post-9/11 World

(LISTEN) Bill O’Reilly Podcast | Sept. 23, 2016

The Wars on Drugs and Terrorism Intersect: Do Not Resist’s Craig Atkinson on Police Militarization

Walker Art Center | Brandt Williams | August 19, 2016

Is Seeing Believing? The New Documentaries Challenging Reality

PBS | Tom Roston | May 5, 2016

Tribeca ’16 Review: “Do Not Resist” Offers a Disarming Look at Police Militarization

Moveable Fest | Stephen Saito | May 4, 2016

Do Not Resist

Now Toronto | Norman Wilner | May 3, 2016

Film ‘Do Not Resist’ Explores Effect of Bringing Tools of War Back Home

NBC News | Mohamed Hassan | April 25, 2016

Tribeca Film Festival: Demetri Martins Dean, Documentary Do Not Resist Win Top Awards

Variety | Gordon Cox | April 21, 2016

‘Dean’, ‘Junction 48’ & ‘Do Not Resist’ Take Top Honors At Tribeca Film Festival

Deadline | Jeremy Gerard | April 21, 2016