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LA 92

In Los Angeles in 1992, after a brief car chase, police pulled unarmed Rodney King from his car and brutally beat him. The incident was captured on video by a photographer and released to the news media, unleashing an unparalleled series of marches, protests, and rioting. LA92 tells the story of King’s arrest, beating, and trial, and the subsequent events that shook the city of Los Angeles to its core.


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Film runtime: 1 hour, 54 minutes

Film rating: R for language, bloody images, and disturbing violence. Common Sense Media rates this film as appropriate for ages 16+. Resources and film recommended for Grades 11 and 12.

Discussion Guide

The Los Angeles Riots: A Timeline South Central in 1992: Fuel for the Fire Rodney King and Latasha Harlins
The Trial, the Verdict, and the Response
The Characteristics of Riots
After the Riots
A New Age of Protest
The Making of LA92
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Sustainable Development Goals

Journeys in Film supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This curriculum guide connects to the following United Nations SDGs. Learn more about teaching with SDGs.

Magenta background. 10 in the left-hand corner. Reduced Inequalities beside the number. Central image on the magenta background is a not quite complete circle with equal marks inside. Golden yellow background color. 11 in white in the upper left hand corner. Sustainable Cities and Communities next to the number. White icons of various buildings is the center art on the yellow background. Royal blue background with white 16 in the upper left hand corner. Text beside it, white, reads: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. Central image, all white, is a dove with an olive branch in its beak, legs resting on a gavel.

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