I was 16-years-old when the shocking and devastating verdict in the Rodney King beating sparked the Los Angeles riots.
25 years later, National Geographic will air “LA 92,” an incredible documentary, produced by Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn and directed by Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, that will take you deep into one of the worst riots in American history.
I had the opportunity to view “LA 92” before it airs on April 30 and I literally could not move for 2 hours as I watched.
Everything I knew about the civil unrest, the protests, the violence, and the looting was only a morsel of what actually took place before, during, and after the Los Angeles riots.
The documentary is filled with rarely seen archival footage, which I have to admit is often hard to watch, but Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin did an amazing job of offering different vantage points of those impacted by the tumultuous time.
From the murder of Latasha Harlins to Rodney King asking, “Can’t we all just get along,” “LA 92” leaves no stone unturned.
Watch trailer below:
I implore you to watch “LA 92” on April 30 at 9/8c on National Geographic.
“Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – Winston Churchill
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