¶ Week 4: Question

I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on the role of gender in the documentary: in both the representation of the riots themselves and the accounts of what caused the riots. Specifically, I’m fascinated by the (non) presence of black women in the representation of the riot and black masculinity as a focal point of discussions of the riot’s causes. In what ways are women an absent presence in the film? What did you see as the overall effect of the manner in which black masculinity, black male role models, and the black family were discussed in the documentary?