節目介紹 Introduction

一部圍繞在洛杉磯暴動25週年紀念的紀錄片,此事件是美國歷史上最具破壞性的暴動,造成53人死亡及超過10億美元的損失。透過在街頭拍攝的原始影像、第一手資訊和新聞廣播,我們將重溫吞噬洛杉磯街道大火的那四天。 這是一部比1992年的事件影響更大的故事,將洛杉磯暴動與歷史背景一同檢視下,研究美國從奴隸制到現今的種族關係、警方濫用職權、社會不公和暴力異議之間的關聯。

An all encompassing documentary event centered around the 25th anniversary of the LA Riots, the most destructive riot in American history that left 53 people dead and caused over a billion dollars in damage. Through gripping raw footage from the streets, first person testimonials and archival newscasts, we will relive the four harrowing days when the streets of Los Angeles literally burned in flames. But this is a much larger story than the events of 1992. Placing the LA Riots in historical context, we will examine the connection between race relations, police abuse, social injustice and violent dissent in America; from the days of slavery to today.  
While the LA Riots were inspired by a videotaped police beating, this story doesn't end with Rodney King. Amadou Diallo, Timothy Thomas, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Ezell Ford have reignited racial tension in America.