K-TOWN '92 REPORTERS is a short documentary film that looks at the city-wide civil unrest that erupted in 1992 after the acquittal of police officers accused of brutally beating a black man named Rodney King. Journalists Hector Tobar, Tammerlin Drummond, and John Lee covered the story for the Los Angeles Times, the city's paper of record, providing major and in-depth reporting on the destruction and deaths that resulted. Twenty-five years later, they revisit their stories and impressions of those tumultuous events, and the media coverage they helped to create.
Follow five high school students on their journey to graduate and succeed, while facing daily challenges and barriers on that path. "Works in Progress" presents a slice of life on each student and the issues that test them, including poverty, violence and drug abuse.