Shadow and Act has the exclusive trailer for the upcoming docuseries Resist, which is produced by Patrisse Cullors.
Here’s the official description: Resist premieres for free only on artist, political strategist, co-founder & Executive Director of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors’ YouTube Channel on November 18. The 12-episode documentary follows the grassroots work of multicultural/intersectional organizations fighting the Los Angeles county’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan in 2018 and examines the issues of cash bail, unlawful arrest, over-policing of Black and brown neighborhoods, and mass incarceration. Resist is an emotional look into the motivations and daily struggles of the movement workers on the ground, featuring incredibly inspiring stories from Patrisse Cullors, members of JusticeLA including Jayda Rasberry of Dignity and Power Now, Helen Jones of Dignity and Power Now and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, Bamby Salcedo of TransLatina Coalition, and Johnathan Perez of Immigrant Youth Coalition.
“Resist recognizes those who have worked tirelessly to bring transparency, accountability and necessary alternatives to LA County’s criminal legal system,” Cullors told S&A exclusively. “This series is more timely than ever with LA County’s recent victories — with Gascon taking the DA race, Measure J being passed, the defeat of Proposition 25, and the incredible Yes on 17 win. I am proud that our local organizing work has had so much impact, while we should celebrate and reflect, we still have much to do. These milestones are stepping stones to shaping a better system not only in the largest jailer in the world, but for the entire country. This is just the beginning, but I am optimistic on what is yet to come.”
Watch the trailer below:
Resist is produced by Blackpills and Pulse Films and distributed by Wild Bunch Television. Executive Producers are Patrisse Cullors, Dream Hampton, Mervyn Marcano, Thomas Benski, Marisa Clifford, Robin Frank, Tani Ikeda, Kai Bowe, Davey Spens, Clara Levy and Philipe Haim. The documentary is part of YouTube’s global slate of new projects coming out of the recently announced $100M #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, which is dedicated to amplifying the varied and dynamic stories of Black creators and artists.