The Hard Stop

Screenings

2016 Season
London

In 2011, the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan by the Metropolitan Police sparked intense riots in London. A jury's verdict of lawful killing—currently under appeal—shocked both his family and his community once again. Against this backdrop, The Hard Stop follows Mark's friends, Marcus and Kurtis, as they seek justice and try to get on with their daily lives. George Amponsah masterfully captures the fractured relationship between Tottenham and the Metropolitan Police as Marcus, Kurtis, and the community fight for justice.

Courtesy of Metrodome Distribution Ltd   

Filmmaker(s): 
George Amponsah
Year: 
2015
85m
Language(s): 
English
Genre: 
Documentary
Filmmaker Bio(s): 
George Amponsah
Director

George Amponsah is a critically-acclaimed director who has made numerous documentaries, including features such as The Fighting Spirit 2007), about boxers from Ghana in pursuit of the American dream, and The Importance of Being Elegant (2004), about a bizarre cult of fashion led by the flamboyant Congolese singer Papa Wemba.