★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Graphic, compelling" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
★★★★★ "Unprecedented level of access and poetically powerful" - Cameron Bailey, TIFF
The racially charged police killing of Mark Duggan in August 2011 ignited the worst civil unrest in recent British history. Duggan’s closest friends, Marcus and Kurtis, take us on a tour of their insulated world, which we pass everyday but never really see.
For 28 months, director George Amponsah (The Fighting Spirit) filmed around Broadwater Farm in Tottenham, where Duggan grew up, capturing his family’s distress and focusing on two of his best friends, Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville.
We follow the men as they attempt to get on with their lives, look for a job, talk about the discrimination they experience on a daily basis and the impact Duggan’s death has had on the community. Duggan is present throughout, in peoples’ testimonies and news broadcasts. What emerges is a profoundly humane, thought-provoking and topical testament, which gives a voice to people who are rarely heard.
We're delighted that this screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director George Amponsah and Producer Dionne Walker hosted by Director of Bertha DocHouse Elizabeth Wood. The discussion follows on from a work-in-progress event held in 2014 during Open City Documentary Festival.
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