Hip Hop & The LA Riots

Austrian premiere!
Mark Ford
USA, 2012, 65 min
English OV
Co-präsentiert von
Four Elements
Wednesday May 23rd - 21:30

20 years after riots ripped through Los Angeles, "Uprising" documents how hip hop forecasted - and some say ignited - the worst civil unrest of the 20th century. 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. The documentary traces the rise of dissent in Los Angeles in the 80's and 90's and explores why citizens chose to rise up violently against police abuse and perceived injustices.

With definitive first-hand accounts and exclusive rare footage that was locked away and hasn’t been seen until now, Uprising gives an inside look at the four fiery days that left 53 people dead and over 12,000 arrested.

Featuring: Rodney King, Ice Cube, Henry Watson, Connie Rice, Ice-T, Nas, KRS-One, and many more.
Narrated by: Snoop Dogg

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