BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM NOMINEE (2017)
Synopsis: Britain, 1981. Margaret Thatcher is Prime Minister and tensions are rising in communities around the country. On a hot summer evening in the L8 area of Liverpool, the arrest of Leroy Cooper, a young black man, ignites a social uprising within an over-policed and under-valued community. The nights that follow are filled with violence, rioting and destruction – a brutal social clash that was dubbed ‘The Toxteth Riots’ by the media and would damage the city for decades.