Sa I Gu

Produced by Christine Choy, Elaine H. Kim, Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Sa-I-Gu (literally, “April 29”), marks the 15th anniversary of a tragic day in American history, sparked by the acquittal of the four policemen who had beaten an African American, Rodney King. During the tragic days of the riot and looting erupted in South Central Los Angles in 1992, Korean Americans suffered about half of the $850 million in property damage, not to mention the emotional and psychological pain. Sa-I-Gu presents a perspective that is essential to discussions of the Korean diaspora – racism, class division, the urban underclass and political, economic and cultural difficulties faced by the Korean immigrants living in the U.S.