112th & Central: Through the Eyes of the Children (1993)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Law & Crime, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 108 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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This a locally-made documentary of the explorations of inner-city youths into the area ravaged by a riot in 1992. The youngsters were guided through the filmmaking process by civic-minded filmmakers, and were assisted by a professional cameraman and director. Engaging mostly their own relatives and friends, they ask questions of those affected by the riots. A great deal of time is spent exploring how the residents of South Central L.A. regard the police, and how they regard their fellow residents in the area. The jazz soundtrack was provided by Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the less well known of the musical siblings from that clan.

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inner-city, riot [uprising], urban-problems