Gives a full sense of the anarchy and rage of the post-King verdict days, thrusting us fully and disturbingly into events in very much of a You Are There manner
— Kenneth Turan, LA Times
Director: Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin
In 1992 the acquittal of white LAPD officers for the brutal beating of motorist Rodney King despite video evidence spurred six days of protests and public violence. Drawing on decades of archival footage, LA 92 examines how the “Rodney King trial,” subsequent unrest, and their representation in media continue to frame conversations about race in America.
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Susan Thorpe and John Baynes