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The Hate U Give (12A)

The Hate U Give

Amandla Stenberg (The Hunger Games) delivers a star-making performance as Starr, a teen caught between two communities.

Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) 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 shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer.

Now, facing pressures from all sides of the community, Starr must find her voice and stand up for what's right.

Adapted for the screen from Angie Thomas' critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller by Audrey WellsThe Hate U Give deftly handles the severity of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases F-rated

US 2018 Dir George Tillman Jr. 133 mins

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