ACADEMY AWARD(R)-WINNER JOHN RIDLEY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ABC'S LINCOLN SQUARE PRODUCTIONS PRESENT 'LET IT FALL: LOS ANGELES 1982-1992,'
AIRING FRIDAY, APRIL 28
The Feature-Length Documentary Traces Escalating Tensions in Los Angeles Over a Decade Culminating in the 1992 L.A. Uprising Following the Rodney King Verdict
Academy Award-winner John Ridley teams up with ABC News' Lincoln Square Productions to direct and produce a feature-length documentary, "Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992," pegged to the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles uprising, airing FRIDAY, APRIL 28 (9:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. As previously announced, the two-hour documentary takes a unique look at the city-wide violence that began April 29, 1992, when the verdict was announced in the Rodney King case.
"Let It Fall" delves beyond the conflict between law enforcement and the black community to look at tensions across the city as a whole; it traces the roots of the civil unrest to a decade before the uprising. The documentary features exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses and people directly involved in the events from diverse neighborhoods across the city, including black, white, Hispanic, Korean and Japanese Americans.
Ridley won an Oscar(R) for writing "12 Years a Slave" and is the creator, director and executive producer of ABC's Emmy-winning series "American Crime." He is currently in production in London for the limited series "Guerilla," with Idris Elba, Freida Pinto and Babou Ceesay for ABC Signature, Showtime and Sky Atlantic.
"Let It Fall" joins Ridley with a team of veteran ABC News journalists, led by executive producer Jeanmarie Condon, who has been honored for her work on documentaries and in-depth coverage of current events with multiple DuPont, Peabody, Murrow and Emmy Awards.
ABOUT LINCOLN SQUARE PRODUCTIONS
ABC News' Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in compelling ways to tell fact-based stories, including ABC's "What Would You Do?," ABC's "Madoff," the OSCAR Red Carpet Opening Ceremony," Investigation Discovery's "Barbara Walters Presents," as well as documentary programming for a wide array of partners, including PBS, Discovery Communications and A & E Networks. Lincoln Square Productions is wholly-owned by the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. The headquarters are located in New York City's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Morgan Hertzan is senior vice president of Lincoln Square Productions.