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The Nation Erupts
Black Planet Productions
Producer: Deep Dish TV, Black Planet Productions
1992
Color
60 minutes
US
English

The Nation Erupts

Focusing on nationwide responses in the wake of the Rodney King verdict. Grassroots producers across the country reflect on the media coverage of the resulting L.A. uprising and its aftermath. Community members grapple with their feelings about their own actions as they debate what is right vs.wrong, what is perception vs. reality. Part of the Not Channel Zero series.
Part of the Not Channel Zero video series
Reviews
"Not Channel Zero...offers the most sophisticated and complex reading of the riots and the Holliday videotape to date." - John Hanhardt, Whitney Museum 1993 Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art
"An inventive New York media collective with an afrocentric perspective and a refreshing way of combining aesthetic imagination with political savvy." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
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