MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison will be part of a discussion Thursday evening on policing in America following the screening of a documentary focusing on the Ferguson shooting and police militarization.
“Do Not Resist,” from filmmaker Craig Atkinson, is being screened at the Walker Art Center. Admission is free.
The film zeros in on how military hardware and soldier mentality ended up on the streets of small-town America, using the aftermath of the Ferguson shooting as a means to go down the rabbit hole.
IndieWire called the film, which won the award for Best Documentary at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, “a sober account of police militarization,” adding that “no matter one’s stance on the matter, makes a brutal statement.”
Following the screening, Ellison will participate on a discussion with the filmmaker and a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Minneapolis, Mica Grimm.
The screening starts at 7 p.m. The film is being shown as part of the museum’s Cinema of Urgency series, which seeks to highlight important topics in American politics leading up to the November election.
“Do Not Resist” is slated to hit theaters in America next month.