The NYU Cultures of War and the Postwar Research Group, in conjunction with the Centre for the Americas and The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University Belfast, invite you to an online screening and panel discussion as part of a seminar series examining the complex relationship between race, class and policing in the Americas.
Police Killing (Auto de Resistência) is a 2018 Brazilian documentary, directed by Natasha Neri and Lula Carvalho, about homicides committed by on-duty police officers in Rio de Janeiro, in situations initially considered as legitimate self-defense. The dead person is accused of being a drug dealer and having fired against the police. However, the officer's account is confronted by the emergence of videos and the fight of mothers who try to prove their sons were innocent. The film portrays the clash of versions in court hearings, the backstage of police investigations and the State Parliamentary Inquiry Committee established to investage the high rates of homicides during police operations.
The film won the prize for best feature at the It's All True - International Documentary Film Festival in 2018 as well as a nomination for the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam's (IDFA) Amsterdam Human Rights Award.
View the trailer with English subtitles here.
Read more about the film in English and Portuguese.
Visit this page to receive a link to watch the film (in Portuguese with English subtitles). The film can be watched online until October 27, 2021.