Hands on the Verdict: The 1992 Los Angeles Uprising

Elizabeth Canner and Julia Meltzer

1992, 60:00 minutes, colour, English


Video Artists and Activists from Los Angeles probe the densely woven issues surrounding the civil unrest following the Simi Valley verdict in the Rodney King Case.

This compilation looks at the South Central L.A. community since Watts, the truce between the Crips and Bloods and the persistence of police brutality.

"(The tape) skillfully presents a multi textual counter analysis of the official verdict as well as responses of diverse communities to the verdict's implications and effects. "
Barbara Lattanzi, FUSE Magazine

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