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THE HARD STOP

Dir: George Amponsah
United Kingdom / 2015 / 85mins

​★★★★ 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.

Book Tickets

Date: Fri 15 Jul 2016 - Fri 29 Jul 2016
Price: £9 (£7 concessions)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

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