Uprising: The LA Riots Story

 The film revisits the riots in gripping detail and draws from a diverse collection of voices — the rappers, rioters, victims, police officers, journalists and everyday citizens of South Central Los Angeles.

Recently I’ve expressed my discontent with the resurgence in “hip hop” documentaries, however, put a socially engaging twist with a little local history about race relations, and you’ve got my attention (enough for a trailer at least). I do have a predisposition to questioning the educational value of documentaries with clear cut agendas, this one being the usage of hip hop as a lens to examine the LA Riots, both its causes and effects. However, when I see that the number one voted comment on the YouTube page for this trailer is from a user called Weezyinfected and says the following:

I think to myself, perhaps this is the only type of vehicle worthy of successful transmission. We are dealing with a mass of people that are highly infected, by Weezy and all other things nefarious. Oh, and a quick note, that “white guy”, his name was Reginald Denny. Nobody remembers the name of the countless Koreans with shotguns on top of storefront roofs.

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