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Showtime To Air Documentary About The L.A. Riots

Showtime Sets Release Date For "Burn Mothf*cker, Burn" A New Documentary About The 1992 LA Riots

Showtime Releasing 'Burn Muthaf*cker, Burn" A New Documentary About The L.A. Riots

Photo of the 1992 Los Angeles Riots courtesy of the Los Angeles Times.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the L.A. riots, one of the most destructive incidents to ever occur in this country.

Naturally, there’s going to be a ton of content centered on the incident. One piece of programming to look out for, specifically, is coming out next month on Showtime.

It is a documentary called Burn Motherf*cker, Burn. Not only will the documentary cover those infamous riots, but it will provide much-needed context into the tense environment leading up to the uprising. So it will showcase the volatile relationship the LAPD and residents had for years; the 1965 Watts riots; and, of course, the Rodney King beating in 1991, which was the spark plug for what would occur in 1992.

The movie was directed by OG hip-hop journalist Sacha Jenkins. He was the man behind CNN’s excellent Fresh Dressed documentary. For this documentary, they talked to a vast number of people: including Jeff ChangEverlast, B-Real, Yo-Yo, Dee Barnes, Connie Rice, and more.

The documentary will premiere on Showtime on Friday, April 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Let’s watch it together, shall we?

 


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