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Visionary Women: The Hate U Give

  • Harris Academy South Norwood 2 Cumberlow Avenue London SE25 6AE (map)

Dir. George Tillman Jr. • 2018 • US • Drama • Cert 12A • 133 mins

Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds: the poor, mostly black, neighbourhood where she lives and the rich, mostly white, prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what's right.

Based on the novel by Angie Thomas, The Hate U Give is a bold take on growing tensions in the US, and shows the importance of standing up to institutionalised injustices, no matter how big or small your impact may be.

We’re pleased to be screening short film What Happened to Evie by Kate Cheeseman before the main feature. Find out more about our Shorts In The South initiative here.

This film is part of our Visionary Women season, a series of films celebrating Women’s History Month dedicated to showcasing womanhood from across the globe.

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