Scheduled Past Events

Together with Full Color Entertainment we screen The Hard Stop, which is a documentary about the 2011 riots in London

Reflecting Cities is a series of screenings at various locations in Amsterdamโ€” focusing on the relationship between contemporary and marginalized urban culture and film. Reflecting Cities showcases stories from the peripheries and inner cities which question and bring issues such as police brutality, identity and representation and self-determination to the forefront.

Together with guest speakers, filmmakers and audiences Metro54 & Full Color share stories, findings and examples in which contemporary urban culture is shaping new, alternative cinematic narratives.Metro54 x Full Color present Reflecting Cities

“The Hard Stop is a documentary about the 2011 riots in London – marking the worst civil unrest in recent UK history – sparked by the killing of Mark Duggan, a young, black, British man, at the hands of Londonโ€™s Metropolitan Police. Director George Amponsahโ€™s film takes us into the heart of Dugganโ€™s community, following his friends Marcus and Kurtis, as they fight for justice and search for meaning, whilst struggling against daily discrimination in their lives.”

The film touches on sensitive and urgent issues around police brutality and the difficult relationship minority communities often have with police enforcement and institutes across Europe. This complicated relationship is often narrated and represented in contemporary urban arts and cultur but how does police brutality affect urban life and reality in the Netherlands?

The panel conversation that follows the screening will be attended by activist Mitchell Esajas (New Urban Collective).

Moderated by journalist, cultural programmer & instigator Malique Mohamud (Studio Narrative).


More Info:

Wednesday 5 October 2016
Film Screening: The Hard Stop
Rialto Theater, Amsterdam
Time: 7pm
Language: English