Do Not Resist

PBS Premiere: Feb. 12, 2018Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bio

Craig Atkinson A multifaceted documentary filmmaker, Craig Atkinson (Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor) is a notable producer, editor and cinematographer. Atkinson's directorial debut on police militarization, Do Not Resist, premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature. Atkinson was also recently a cinematographer on the documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You. Previously, he produced and was the co-cinematographer on the feature-length documentary Detropia, a lyrical exploration of the city of Detroit trying to reinvent itself in the post-manufacturing United States. The film premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Editing Award for U.S. Documentary. Detropia went on to win 10 additional awards worldwide and was short-listed for an Academy Award. While in Detroit, Atkinson was also a cinematographer on The Education of Mohammed Hussein, a 40-minute short documentary exploring the Muslim population in the Detroit area. The film, made for HBO, was short-listed for an Academy Award in 2012. Earlier in his career, Atkinson was assistant editor to Enat Sidi (The Wolfpack, Jesus Camp) during the making of 12th & Delaware, an HBO film that takes a compelling look at the ongoing abortion debate in America. The film was an official selection at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Atkinson holds an M.A. in visual media arts from Emerson College.