1. SEE, HEAR: Director John Singleton Interviewed During L.A. Riots (1992).

    LAriot

    This coming Sunday April 29th marks 20 years since the city of Los Angeles exploded in racial and civil unrest for six days after a jury acquitted four police officers in the highly-publicized videotaped beating of Black motorist Rodney King. The violent aftermath: over 50 people killed, at least 2,000 citizens injured, and almost $1 billion worth of property destroyed mainly by arson. It was in the heat of all the looting and madness when local ABC news cameras interviewed filmmaker John Singleton on the street. "We're sitting on a bomb," said the clearly outraged Boyz N The Hood director before other angry folks made their way on camera. See Singleton get interrupted by two crazed ladies who go at it and hear the newscaster's eye-opening remarks after the jump...

    (Props to ‪tmastersat‬ for the upload.)




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    • http://www.facebook.com/joedfilmmaker Joe D.

      Ahhh those were the days. When the music (and fims) matched our politics perfectly. Thanks for the memory ET.

    • http://www.evanoslenphoto.com Emanuel Wallace (@MannyWallace)

      Awesome footage.