Today, YouTube Originals released Black Lives Matter co-founder and executive director Patrisse Cullors’ 12-episode documentary series Resist. The series follows the grassroots work of multicultural/intersectional organizations fighting LA County’s $3.5 billion jail expansion plan in 2018, examining issues of cash bail, unlawful arrest, excessive surveillance of black and brown neighborhoods and mass incarceration. 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.
Resist is a moving look at the motivations and daily struggles of movement workers on the ground, with incredibly inspiring stories from Patrisse Cullors, JusticeLA members including Dignity and Power Now’s Jayda Rasberry, Helen Jones from Dignity and Power Now and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles, Bamby Salcedo from TransLatina Coalition and Johnathan Perez from Immigrant Youth Coalition. The docu-series is now available to stream for free only about the artist, political strategist, co-founder and executive director of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors YouTube Channel.
Cullors’ documentary is part of YouTube’s global slate of new projects from the recently announced $100 million #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund, which is dedicated to amplifying the diverse and dynamic stories of Black creators and artists. Other slate projects include the HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me in the Yard special, which aired live on October 24, and the upcoming Testify, actn Special second part live.