Residents, politicians, scholars and first-responders recount the story of Newark, NJ. For Nearly 50 years, people there have lived with the specter of 5 days of unrest that left 26 people dead and destroyed a large portion of their town.

Director:

Kevin McLaughlin

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Cast

Credited cast:
Andre Braugher ... Narrator
Cory Booker ... Himself
Marshall Curry ... Himself
Brendan Byrne Brendan Byrne ... Himself
Sharpe James Sharpe James ... Himself
Ras Baraka Ras Baraka ... Himself
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Storyline

"Riot" offers a wide-ranging view of one of the most divisive events in American history, the riots that tore through Newark, New Jersey in the summer of 1967. Eyewitness accounts come from a variety of first-responders, some of whom reveal tales of atrocities kept secret for decades. Ordinary citizens contribute as well, with chilling tales of life in a war zone. Further perspective comes from historians and scholars, along with every mayor elected in the city since 1967. Emmy-winner Andre Braugher narrates, as a wealth of period news footage and photographs bring the tumult of the '60's into focus for a whole new generation. Follow along with the people of Newark as they struggle to rebuild their city after the darkest chapter in its history.

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A city's 50-year struggle to recover from the darkest chapter in its history


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hard Time See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Intrigue, Stumpsfilm See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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