The DocHub@DMU presents hard hitting documentary The Hard Stop which tells the story of Mark Duggan, who was killed by police in 2011.
The Doc Hub is a documentary centre based in Leicester Media School at De Montfort University (DMU), led by Associate Professor Ulrike Kubatta.
In August 2011, 29 year old Mark Duggan was shot and killed while being arrested by armed police in Tottenham. This incident started a riot that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest in recent British history.
The Hard Stop is an observational documentary which follows the progress of two of Mark Duggan’s childhood friends over 24 months as they deal with bereavement, imprisonment and unemployment.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with Ulrike Kubatta (The DocHub@DMU, Chair), George Amponsah (Director), Dionne Walker (Producer), Marcus Knox-Hooke (Cast Member/Consultant), Kurtis Henville (Cast Member/Consultant), Lisa Palmer (Deputy Director, The Stephen Lawrence Research Centre) and Jim Holyoak, former Detective Superintendent (Leicestershire Police) and Programme Leader in Police Programmes (De Montfort University).
In collaboration with the Phoenix cinema, the Doc Hub creates and hosts a series of screening and discussion events, bringing together industry professionals, students and academics.
A screening and discussion event of The Hard Stop will be held at the Phoenix Cinema on Monday 11 November 7-8.30pm.
Tickets are £5 and can be purchased from the Phoenix Cinema box office.
Watch the trailer for The Hard Stop here.
Posted on Thursday 17th October 2019