'The Hard Stop' film screening and panel discussion

Friday 27 January 2017, 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Friday 27 January 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ   Get directions
Areas of Law: Civil Liberties and Human Rights

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Garden Court Chambers' Civil Liberties Team invites you to this screening of 'The Hard Stop'.

The screening is supported by Bertha BRITDOC. It will be followed by a panel discussion with the following:

- Leslie Thomas QC, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers
- Jude Lanchin, Solicitor at Bindmans
- George Amponsah and Dionne Walker, the filmmakers
- Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville, friends of Mark Duggan who feature in the film
- Thalia Maragh, Barrister at Mansfield 1 Grays Inn Chambers, will Chair the discussion

Places are free but booking is mandatory. You can reserve your place via this Eventbrite page.

The Hard Stop is an intimate and critically acclaimed documentary revealing the story, away from all press coverage, of Mark Duggan's friends and family following his death. He was shot and killed in a 'Hard Stop' police procedure in 2011, sparking the most violent riots in British history. For 28 months, director George Amponsah (The Fighting Spirit) filmed around Broadwater Farm in Tottenham, where Duggan grew up, capturing his family's distress and focusing on two of his best friends, Marcus Knox and Kurtis Henville.

The film follows the men closely as they attempt to get on with their lives, look for a job, and talk about the discrimination they experience on a daily basis and the impact Duggan's death has had on the community. Duggan is present throughout, in people's testimonies and news broadcasts. What emerges is a profoundly humane, thought-provoking and topical testament, which gives a voice to people who are rarely heard.

 

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