Capital City: The Hard Stop screening and panel discussion

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19 Apr 2018

Thursday 19 April
6-9pm 
Lecture Theatre A
Free and open to all.
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The Hard Stop feature documentary directed by George Amponsah charts an intimate story that follows childhood friends of Mark Duggan, the young man whose death sparked the 2011 English Riots against the backdrop of their home on the Broadwater Farm estate. The panel discussion, chaired by Professor Paul Goodwin, UAL Chair of Contemporary Art, will include lead cast, Kurtis Henville, Marcus Knox, and community lawyer Jude Lanchin alongside filmmakers Dionne Walker and George Amponsah. This event is in collaboration with dvrseworld's Digital & Silver Screen Film Festival.

George Amponsah
George Amponsah is a multiple award winning filmmaker who first started taking pictures in the 1980s as a photographer and Super 8mm film enthusiast. George’s most recent feature length documentary- The Hard Stop unpeels the true story behind the UK riots of 2011 following the death of Mark Duggan who was shot and killed whilst being arrested in a ‘hard stop’ procedure by armed police. This incident ignited a riot that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest in recent British history.

Paul Goodwin
Paul Goodwin is a curator, urbanist and researcher based in London. He is a professor and Chair of Contemporary Art and Urbanism at University of the Arts London (UAL) as well as Director of UAL's Research Centre for Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN).

Kurtis Henville
Kurtis Henville is a leading cast member and childhood friend of Mark Duggan, he grew up on Broadwater Farm Estate.

Jude Lanchin
Jude is a Senior Associate at Bindmans LLP and acted for Marcus in his case arising from the 2011 riots. She has over twenty years experience and brings enormous expertise to all aspects of criminal defence work. She specialises in serious and complex criminal cases, including many which are high-profile and attract considerable media interest. She has a strong reputation for outstanding work in a case range including: murder, firearms, drugs supply and importation, money-laundering and confiscation, large-scale protest/public disorder and serious youth crime. Jude also has a long-standing connection to Tottenham, having worked on the Broadwater Farm Estate after the 1985 riots there. She continues to be very involved in community based-projects, particularly those connected to Tottenham. She regularly gives her free time to assist and advise on issues such as youth violence and knife crime, racism in the Criminal Justice System and other related matters.

Marcus Knox
Marcus Knox - a close friend of Mark Duggan whose death at the hands of the police in Tottenham precipitated the London riots - is taking the Bafta-nominated film made about his story to the United States on an educational tour. The tour will seek to highlight the issues touched on in the film including police and youth violence and bring Marcus’ inspirational story of a life turned around to a wider audience. The educational tour is supported by David Lammy MP and Baroness Ros Howells and the crowdfund will be live on CrowdJustice from 27 March: www.crowdjustice.com/case/hardstopedtour

Dionne Walker
Dionne is BAFTA and 2 X BIFA nominated filmmaker and urbanist. Her last theatrically released project, as writer- lead producer, was the critically acclaimed feature-length documentary The Hard Stop (2015). She has several years experience in film and media production. Those duties included facilitating locations for blockbuster films like Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, A Kind Of Hush, and the Harry Potter series. She created unique programmes and exhibitions that draws on issues relating to inequalities in cities, on both sides of the Atlantic: From Accra, Addis Ababa, Paris, London to Kingston, Havana, Toronto, Quilombo and New York. Walker questions how we live in cities and examine how those at the margins navigate uneven circumstances. Her practice advanced having completed the MSc interdisciplinary city programme at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh which followed earlier degree courses in media, design, advertising and filmmaking at London Metropolitan University and London College of Communications, University of the Arts.

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