THE HARD STOP

By George AMPONSAH

CINEPHIL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2015

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.

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
BFI London FF 2015
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • George AMPONSAH
    • Producer(s)
    • Dionne WALKER (GA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • The police killing of Mark Duggan in London, 2011, ignited the worst civil unrest in recent British history and made headlines around the globe. Filmed over the course of 24 months, while the judicial inquiry into Duggan's killing plays out in the background, The Hard Stop gives us unprecedented access to Duggan's neighborhood. The film follows his closest friends Marcus and Kurtis as they fight for justice while struggling against discrimination. George Amponsah's timely documentary about North London and its black community brings a lyrical beauty to these forbidding streets.
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