DO NOT RESIST: film screening and discussion with former police chief and author Norm Stamper

Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival

Veterans For Peace & The Santa Cruz Chapter of the ACLU of Northern California are proud to present:

 The Tribeca Film Festival Best Documentary Winner


Following the film will be a conversation with Norm Stamper, former Seattle Chief of Police and author of Breaking Rank: A Top Cop’s Exposé of the Dark Side of American Policing and To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police

Sunday, April 30th 11 am – 1 pm
Nickelodeon Theatre, 210 Lincoln St, Santa Cruz
Followed by Q & A at the Nick continuing at Calvary Episcopal Church 1-2PM

(Directed by Craig Atkinson, 2017, 72 minutes, USA)
is an urgent and powerful exploration of the rapid militarization of the police in the United States.
The film offers a stunning 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 on a ride-along with a SWAT team, inside a police training seminar, and explores new technologies, including predictive policing algorithms.
This film is not an indictment against police officers, but an opportunity to create dialogue. We see this film as a tool for education, discussion, planning and action towards police reform in our communities.
Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival – April 15 – May 1, 2017
Full schedule at
suggested donation $5