Magazine article Screen International

Mark Duggan Doc 'The Hard Stop' Gets UK Deal

Magazine article Screen International

Mark Duggan Doc 'The Hard Stop' Gets UK Deal

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UK distributor Metrodome has finalised deals on a collection of festival titles including Toronto documentary The Hard Stop, comic book documentary Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD and Ariel Kleiman's Partisan.

UK documentary The Hard Stop, directed by George Amponsah, charts the story and background of 29-year-old Mark Duggan, who in 2011 was shot and killed whilst being arrested by armed police in Tottenham.

The incident ignited riots that escalated into a week of the worst civil unrest across the country in recent history.

Metrodome will release the Toronto and LFF title, produced by Dionne Walker, next summer, which will be the fifth anniversary of the 2011 riots.

The deal was negotiated between Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon and Cinephil.

From Protagonist, Metrodome has picked up UK rights to Ariel Kleiman's Sundance thriller Partisan and Berlin thriller One & Two.

Vincent Cassel stars in the former, about an 11 year-old boy who begins to question the deadly teachings of his troubled but charismatic father-figure.

In fantasy thriller One & Two, directed by Andrew Droz Palmero, a family's unity is threatened when a loving mother falls gravely ill. …

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