National Geographic presents ‘LA 92’ — In 1992, shortly after the Rodney King verdict, the Los Angeles Riots began. Sometimes called the “Rodney King Riots” because of their proximity to the Rodney King verdicts, the riots took place predominantly in the South Central district of Los Angeles, CA, to protest the not guilty verdicts of the four police officers who were charged with beating motorist Rodney King. Over the course of nearly a week, casualties in both human lives and money were record-breaking, as the news media seemed to keep a non-stop watch of the Los Angeles riots.
National Geographic presents ‘LA 92’
In total, 55 people were killed during the riots, more than 2,000 people were injured, and more than 11,000 were arrested. Plus, there was more than $1 billion in property damage. Order was only restored after members of the California Army National Guard, the 7th Infantry Division, and the 1st Marine Division were called in to stop the rioting when local police could not control the situation.
Now, 25 years later, National Geographic presents the definitive documentary on this stain on both American history and Los Angeles, called LA 92.
Check out the trailer below.
National Geographic presents LA 92
Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92, a new feature documentary from National Geographic Documentary Films, immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. Produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn (“Man on Wire”) and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn (“American High”) and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (“Undefeated”), the film looks at the events of 1992 from a multitude of vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day.
The film will have its premiere during the Tribeca Film Festival, which will kick off this week. No doubt, as well, that the National Geographic Channel will showcase the film after Tribeca is over.