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THE HARD STOP

by George Amponsah

synopsis

In August 2011, 29-year-old Mark Duggan was shot and killed whilst being arrested by armed police in Tottenham, London. This incident ignited a riot that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest in recent British history. This film explores the life and death of Mark Duggan, and features his childhood friends, Marcus and Kurtis, as they struggle to come to terms with the death of their friend - whilst also waiting to see if the inquest into his shooting will provide them with a satisfactory version of the truth.

international title: The Hard Stop
original title: The Hard Stop
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Cinephil [IL]
year: 2015
genre: documentary
directed by: George Amponsah
film run: 90'
release date: GB 15/07/2016
screenplay: George Amponsah, Dionne Walker
cinematography by: Matthias Pilz, Colin Elves
film editing: Michael Aaglund, James Delvin
music: Roger Goula Sarda
producer: George Amponsah, Dionne Walker
production: Ga Films
backing: Sundance Institute, British Film Institute (BFI), Bertha Foundation

main awards/selection

Toronto International Film Festival 2015 
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