documentary feature film
by Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, Erin Yanke
USA, 84 minutes, 2015
Distibuted by Collective Eye Films
Arresting Power has its own site.
Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon documents the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years. The film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by police, and members of Portland’s reform and abolition movements. Utilizing meditative footage taken at sites of police violence, experimental filmmaking techniques, and archival newsreel, Arresting Power creates a space for understanding the impacts of police violence and imagining a world without police. The film grew out of the success of Safe & Sound: Artists Respond to Police Violence, a video/web project about police violence in Portland, Oregon, collectively produced in 2012 - 2013 by Perini, Yanke, and Darby.
Funded by a 2013 Precipice Fund Project Grant from the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art through the Andy Warhol Regional Re-grant Program and through individual donations from hundreds of friends and supporters.