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The Hard Stop: Exclusive Screening and Q&A

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The Hard Stop is an intimate hard-hiting documentary which reveals the story, away from all press coverage, of Mark Duggan’s friend’s and family following his death. He was shot and killed in a ‘Hard Stop’ police procedure in 2011, sparking the most violent riots in British history.

The film which will hit cinema’s in July, has been showcased at various film festivals such as BFI London Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival and has recently won a Screen Nation Award (2016) for Best Achievement.

The new black film collective are giving audience members an exclusive chance to watch The Hard Stop a whole month early on Friday 17th June. The preview screening will take place the at Stratford East PictureHouse, 8pm for an 8:30pm start. The event will also see a Q&A with the director George Amponsah and co-writer/producer Dionne Walker.

For 28 months, director George Amponsah (The Fighting Spirit) filmed around Broadwater Farm in Tottenham, where Duggan grew up, capturing his family’s sisters and focusing on two of his best friends, Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville. We follow the men closely as they attempt to get on twith 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 new broadcasts. What emerges is a profoundly humane, thought-provoking and topical testament, which gives a voice to people who are rarely heard.

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