BFI London Film Festival: The Hard Stop


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BFI London Film Festival: The Hard Stop

240 films. One festival.

240 films. 72 countries. 16 cinemas. 12 days. One festival: The BFI London Film Festival. Now in its 59th year, it is the jewel in the BFI's crown. Both the BFI and the BFI London Film Festival are what they say they are: British institutes. Here's your chance to get involved. The Hard Stop is an intimate documentary providing an alternative perspective on one of tho most important events in recent British history. Mark Duggan was shot and killed in a Hard Stop police procedure in 2011. The fallout sparked the most violent riots the UK has seen. For 28 months, director George Amponsah filmed around Broadwater Farm in Tottenham, where Duggan grew up. With insights from his family and friends Marcus and Kurtis, this is a profoundly humane, thought-provoking and insightful documentary. Over 15s only. Runtime: 90 minutes.

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