The Hard Stop

Still from The Hard Stop

Friday, 11 November 2016: The Hard Stop

Friday, 11 November 2016, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: George Amponsah, UK 2015, 85 mins, 15

“Amponsah and co-writer Dionne Walker (who also produces) manage with great skill to provide a context that encourages understanding rather than a rush to judgement” Variety

On 4 August 2011 the Metropolitan Police carried out a ‘hard stop’ on a taxi carrying Mark Duggan, who was then shot by a police officer. The incident sparked off the now infamous Tottenham riots. George Amponsah’s insightful, humanising documentary picks up the story from where the media left off.

We are delighted that director George Ampsonah will be attending the screening for a Q&A

The Hard Stop is a rare and valuable insight into the anger, alienation and absolute enmity to the police among many young black men in Tottenham. Curiously, though, it makes you feel sympathy not only for its subjects but also for those, here unseen, unheard, who have to cope with that every day. And deep misgivings about the future there.”

Further reading

  1. Sight and Sound
  2. The Guardian
  3. The Independent
  4. Variety
  5. Empire
  6. Time Out
  7. New Statesman
  8. Socialist Review
  9. Evening Standard