NPR's Eric Deggans takes a look at the five most powerful documentaries from the 25th Anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion. I contributed to all five of these documentaries and I'm featured in Let It Fall and LA Burning. After watching these films ask yourself "Can this happen again?"
Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked six days of protest, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage. This film can be seen on Hulu, Prime Video and YouTube:
An in-depth and provocative look at the 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion exploring the roots of civil unrest in California and the relationship between African Americans and LAPD.
This film can be seen on SHOWTIME.
Los Angeles erupted into chaos in April 1992, after four white LAPD officers were acquitted for beating African American motorist Rodney King. Using these recordings, we take a look at one of the biggest periods of civil unrest in American history. On the left you're listening to a broadcast from radio station KJLH in Los Angeles during the unrest.
The Lost Tapes: LA Riots can be seen on the Smithsonian Channel and here on YouTube:
John Ridley’s Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 is the feature documentary that looks at the years and events leading up to the April 1992 riots after the Rodney King verdict. Let it Fall features exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses and people directly involved in the events from diverse neighborhoods across the city, including black, white, Hispanic, Korean, and Japanese Americans.
Let It Fall can be seen on Netflix and Prime Video.
"L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later" tells the story of the civil unrest that shook the nation from the perspective of those who lived through a week of upheaval following a jury’s acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers charged in the 1991 beating of African-American motorist Rodney King.
LA Burning can be seen on Prime Video.