John Ridley Teams Up with ABC for Feature Documentary, ‘Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992’



John Ridley (“American Crime,” “12 Years a Slave”) has teamed up with ABC’s 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. EST), on ABC.

As previously announced, the two-hour documentary takes a unique look at the city-wide turmoil that erupted April 29, 1992, following the Rodney King case verdict.

“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.

“Let It Fall” joins Ridley (who is currently in production for the Showtime limited series “Guerilla,” with Idris Elba) 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.

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 ABC, Inc.

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