L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later

Season 1
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2017TV-14
An original two-hour documentary marking the 25th anniversary of the infamous L.A. riots that reexamines the intense and life-changing events through the eyes of those who lived it.
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George HollidayJohn Singleton
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later
    April 18, 2017
    1 h 26 min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An original two-hour documentary marking the 25th anniversary of the infamous L.A. riots that reexamines the intense and life-changing events through the eyes of those who lived it.

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Directors
Erik Parker
Producers
Nora Donaghy
Season year
2017
Network
A+E Networks
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True BookWormReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Poignant.....
I was so young. I heard of the Rodney King beating, the violence of the riots, and the hate filled actions of people. However, nothing prepared me for the documentary I just witnessed. This documentary explained all the information I was lacking (what was the tipping point to cause so much pain towards so many people, what happened to the police presence, and was it truly only African Americans rioting). The graphic images and details helped me to understand that all races were participating in the violence. Listening to the late great John Singleton describing the aftermath of the King verdict invoked powerful feelings. This documentary is not for young children. The images are disturbing, and it is not for the faint of heart. On the other hand, if you are interested in hearing the story of the L.A. Riots from all points of views- you will want to watch this. I appreciate you for taking time out to read my review. Please respect my opinion.
11 people found this helpful
NemoReviewed in the United States on May 6, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Some questions have not been answered in this documentary
If the rioters would have rioted in the white areas would the police had shown up? Why did the rioters choose to destroy their own neighborhood? I can't believe that police shot a person in a wheel chair. Why are police now shooting people? Weren't they trained to use non lethal force" I believe that this is just the beginning. The powers that be have decided to keep on using lethal force because eventually the public will become numb to it and they will get away with it. Our government want to control every aspect of a persons life. Enter the computer. A technology that tells authorities every thing they need to know about you. Privacy is out the window. I shudder to think what society will be like for minorities 50 to 100 years from now. The fact that Obama was the first president did not impress me because he did nothing to improve the plight of the minorities and the poor. He was just another puppet for the powers that be. I feel the same for every mayor of color. They actually just do the bidding of their master. We as a people have no representation. Our government just figures out ways to get our hard earned money and make it harder for people to live. If a riot does break out, it will do nothing but cause deaths. Nothing will change because we do not have th power these greedy politicians have.
3 people found this helpful
tartyReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Who will protect us from our protectors?
Every person who is concerned about the militarization of our police force should watch this film. Every person who wants to abolish racism should watch this film. Every person who is fed up with people of color being murdered by racist cops should watch this film. Just watch the film...
5 people found this helpful
JP hardboiledReviewed in the United States on April 13, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Can We All Just Get Along?
Funny that Rodney King said that. I thought that was just a Spike Lee JOINT!! LOL

Nah, people hardly get along. On the edge of ending each other daily, annoyed, hating, and disliking each other.

That's humanity! Enjoy the freak show as George Carlin said And the LA Riots was a freak show. Fun documentary. Enjoy the carnage
merberReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
JUST COMPLY, YOU PROBABLY WON'T DIE. DUH.
JUST COMPLY, YOU PROBABLY WON'T DIE! DUH. NOT A REAL ISSUE WITH MOST SOBER, WORKING CLASS PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD. POLICING WILL NEVER GO AWAY. LAWS EXIST, DUH! NON-COMPLIANCE IS WHAT NEEDS TO CHANGE. YOUR CHOICE. ACT A FOOL, YOU MIGHT DIE.
anthony HussainReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great look from multiple views
I think it did a really good job showing the cause of the 90's riots. I appreciate seeing how the victims of rioters and looters responded. Poignant and relevant.
2 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 22, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I never give 5 stars
This deserves 5 stars, watch it. IMPACTFUL.
Scott CookReviewed in the United States on September 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
great reiew
thumbs up!
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