Documentary film: Clash of Colors -- LA Riots of 1992, co-sponsored by SIETAR Kansai

Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 3:30pm to 6:00pm
Event Speaker: 
Mr. Chanyu Ko, documentary writer
Fee for JALT members: 
Free for JALT members, SIETAR members, and students
Fee for non-JALT members: 
500 yen
Contact or Queries: 

On April 29, 1992, the Los Angeles riots started in South Central Los Angeles, caused by the acquittal of four police officers on trial in the beating of Rodney King. The riots claimed 55 deaths, caused more than 4,000 injuries and $1 billion in property damage. LA Koreatown, the biggest Koreatown in the world, was damaged severely in the riots. David D. Kim produced the film focusing on Koreatown of Los Angeles. The film, “Clash of Colors” offers unprecedented access into the most overlooked history of the riots through valuable footage and in-depth interviews from a balanced panel. The film is 81 minutes long, was released in 2012, and can be viewed here. Discussion will follow in Japanese and English.

Mr. Chanyu Ko is a documentary writer who visited Koreatown in Los Angeles in 1991, 1992, and 2011 in order to do research. He published the book entitled, “Korea Towns in the US” in 1992. Mr. Ko received permission from Mr. Kim, the producer. Mr. Ko will talk about the background of the LA riots before the film and answer audience questions after the film.

 We will have a meal after the session at a nearby restaurant. Reservations are required by Wed., September 20. Contact

Venue Address: 
1-2 Konyamachi
Takatsuki, Osaka
569-0804 Japan