THE HARD STOP (15)

THE HARD STOP (15)

Run time: 85mins

Director: George Amponsah

Cast:  Marcus Knox Hooke, Kurtis Henville

URL:https://www.facebook.com/TheHardStopFilm/?fref=ts

Synopsis:  An intimate documentary revealing the story, away from all press coverage, of Mark Duggan’s friends and family following his death. He was shot and killed in a ‘Hard Stop’ police procedure in 2011, sparking the most violent riots in modern English history.

For 28 months, director George Amponsah (The Fighting Spirit, 2007; The Importance of Being Elegant, 2004) filmed around the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, where Duggan grew up, capturing his family’s distress and focusing on two of his best friends. The film follows the men closely as they attempt to get on with their lives, looking for a job, talking about the discrimination they experience on a daily basis and the impact Duggan’s death has had on the community.

This is a remarkably timely, powerful and honest documentary which gives searing insights through haunting imagery into the lives of Mark’s childhood friends – Marcus Knox-Hooke and Kurtis Henville – as they attempt to come to terms with their grief and rebuild their lives and fight for justice, while struggling against discrimination in their daily lives.

A mandatory watch to help us further understand the words of Dr Martin Luther King that: “A riot is the language of the unheard.”

Images courtesy of Metrodome

 

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