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The Hard Stop
Directed by George Amponsah • 2015 • United Kingdom
When Mark Duggan, a Black man and father of six from Tottenham, London, was fatally shot by police in 2011, it set off a wave of unrest across England and ignited a national debate about police violence. This intimately immersive, powerfully moving documentary reveals the raw human story behind the headlines, following Duggan’s friends Marcus Knox-Hooke and Kurtis Henville as they strive for better lives while fighting for justice on behalf of their fallen comrade. Their journeys offer deeply personal, often wrenching insights into the racial and cultural realities that shape the lives of young Black men in Britain.