The Sluberski Film Series at Concordia College is proud to showcase a wide range of groundbreaking films and noted filmmakers. The series offers viewers the opportunity to experience and engage in dialogues sparked by film.
The next film, Do Not Resist, named 2016 Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival, will be screened at Concordia on Saturday, April 22 at 7pm. The New Yorker calls the film, an “eye opening experience.”
The film takes a hard look into the militarization of American police forces. Starting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, as the community grapples with the death of Michael Brown, the film offers a look at the current state of policing in America and a glimpse into what it means for the country’s future. The film puts viewers in the center of the action, including a ride-along with a South Carolina SWAT team and inside a police training seminar, before exploring where new technologies including predictive policing algorithms could lead the field next.
This film is not an indictment against police officers, but an opportunity to create dialogue, even when difficult and uncomfortable, among police leadership and the public.
A panel discussion featuring Margaret Smith from John Jay College, Nash from Black Movement-Law Project, and Concordia Security personnel will follow the film.
This event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the Sommer Center on Concordia’s Bronxville campus.