Yesterday saw the UK premiere of THE HATE U GIVE as part of the BFI London Film Festival.
Gracing the red carpet was the film’s star(r) Amandla Stenberg, director George Tillman Jr. and the author of the eponymous novel upon which the film is based, Angie Thomas.
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 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.