Upcoming Doc, ‘Burn, Motherf***er, Burn!’ Explores Origins and Legacy of L.A. Riots


Upcoming Doc, ‘Burn, Motherf***er, Burn!’ Explores Origins and Legacy of L.A. Riots

Showtime announced yesterday (March 16) that “Burn Motherfucker, Burn!”—a new documentary chronicling the 1992 Los Angeles riots’ basis in long-standing animosity between Angelenos of color and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)—will premiere April 21 at 9 p.m. EDT.
According to the cable network’s press release, the documentary takes a holistic look at not just the unrest itself, but its genesis and legacy. Those origins include the LAPD’s 1962 raid on a Nation of Islam mosque, the 1965 Watts Riots in response to racist policing and decades of political neglect that fueled growing poverty and gang culture. Director Sacha Jenkins (“Fresh Dressed”) connects …

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