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In preparation for our reading of Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight Los Angeles, 1992, I would like you to watch the linked documentary, LA 92. This film gives the history of Los Angeles riots in 1992 in the wake of the Rodney King verdict. As you watch you must complete the LA 92 Note-Taking handout.
This film will be even more relevant this year in the wake of the BLM protests and riots last summer and the on-going George Floyd/Derick Chauvin trial in Minnesota.
LA 92 Note-Taking Exercise
- What were the specific and broader causes of the 1992 LA Riots according to the documentary film?
- Who were some of the important figures introduced? Give their names and describe their roles.
- What scenes or footage from the documentary did you find most emotionally or intellectually affecting? Describe at least two in detail and explain how they affected you and why.