The Hard Stop

by George Amponsah
THE HARD STOP contextualizes the UK #BlackLivesMatter movement, moving past riot headlines and into the community affected by the police killing of Mark Duggan.
2015  ·  1h25m  ·  
English
About the Film

In August 2011, 29 year old Mark Duggan was shot and killed whilst being arrested by armed police in Tottenham. This incident ignited a riot that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest in recent British history.

THE HARD STOP is essentially an observational documentary that follows the progress of two of Mark Duggan’s childhood friends over the course of 24 months as they deal with bereavement, imprisonment and unemployment, whilst the journalistic debate about who exactly their friend Mark Duggan was and the judicial inquiry into his killing plays out as a news story in the background.

The film employs observational video, imaginative use of news archive, iconic cinematography and a compelling music soundtrack to put Marcus and Kurtis’s experience up on the big screen—and by doing so, tell Mark Duggan’s story.

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Director
George Amponsah
Writers
George Amponsah, Dionne Walker
Cast
Kurtis Henville, Marcus Knox Hooke
Cinematography
Colin Elves, Matthias Pilz
Music
Roger Goula, Ruby Wasmuth
Sound
Paul Mallett, Jez Spencer
Camera and Electrical
Kairon Edwards, Adeyemi Michael
Editors
James Devlin, Michael Aaglund
Editorial Department
Carmela Iandoli, Liam Leeson, Josh Levinsky, Colin Nusbaum
Producer
Dionne Walker
Production Company
Ga Films
Executive Producer
Joe Bini
Associate Producer
Jason Doll-Steinberg
Archive Producer
Denis Karam
Production Management
Emma Kayee
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