WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Los Angeles riots may have taken place a quarter century ago but the nation continues to find itself in a cycle of heated discussion over racial oppression, police brutality and socioeconomic inequality. Now, after 25 years, National Geographic Documentary Films presents LA 92, a riveting look back at the controversial Rodney King trial and subsequent protests, violence and looting of the city. Viewed from a multitude of vantage points through visceral and rarely seen archival footage, the film brings a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day.
Produced by Lightbox’s two-time Academy Award winner Simon Chinn (“Man on Wire”) and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn (“American High”) with Academy Award-winning directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (“Undefeated”), and featuring original music from Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans (“OA,” “Enemy”), LA 92 premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, followed by a multicity tour, theatrical release in New York and Los Angeles and broadcast debut on National Geographic on April 30 at 9/8c.
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Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Lightbox is a multinational media company focused on creating high-quality nonfiction programming for film, television and digital platforms, founded by Academy Award- and Emmy-winning producers and cousins Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn. Simon Chinn is one of the world’s most successful feature documentary producers with two Academy Award-winning documentaries, “Man on Wire” and “Searching for Sugar Man,” to his credit. Before co-founding Lightbox, Jonathan Chinn was one of the most respected nonfiction television showrunners in the U.S., with an Emmy for “American High” (Fox/PBS) and the Television Academy’s prestigious Honors Award for “30 Days” (FX), which went on to become FX’s highest rated unscripted series. Since its founding in 2014, Lightbox has produced many notable projects including documentary films “Atari: Game Over” and “The Thread,” which compose a two-part documentary series for Xbox Entertainment Studios about the digital revolution; an ESPN “30 for 30” film about the 2006 Duke lacrosse scandal titled “Fantastic Lies”; as well as several series for both the U.K. and U.S. markets, such as “The Traffickers” for Fusion, “Inside British Vogue” for BBC, “The Runner-Up” for Esquire and the groundbreaking series “Captive” for Netflix. Slated for release in 2018, is the first-ever authorized feature documentary about legendary pop icon Whitney Houston.