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Today YouTube Originals unveiled “Resist,” a 12-episode documentary series that 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.
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. Additional projects from the slate include the “HBCU Homecoming 2020: Meet Me on the Yard” special, which livestreamed on October 24, and the upcoming “Bear Witness, Take Action” Part Two livestream special.
The docu-series is now available to stream for free only on artist, political strategist, co-founder & Executive Director of Black Lives Matter Patrisse Cullors’ YouTube Channel.
“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.
“Bear Witness, Take Action 2”
Additionally, the second installment of YouTube’s “Bear Witness, Take Action 2” livestream will premiere on December 5th with returning hosts Keke Palmer and Common.