Journalist Gary Webb’s life comes under threat after he uncovers a story that alleges the CIA’s was involved in crack cocaine trafficking in the Los Angeles area to make profits to fund Nicaraguan rebels.
Director: Michael Cuesta – Running time: 1h 52min
“Agents and Assets”
As a lead in for a discussion about the effects of the war on drugs, we will also show an excerpt from Agents & Assets, LAPD’s 14+ year Residency Performance Project which gives voice to the people from communities devastated by drugs and counterproductive drug policies.
LAPD’s National and International Residency Performance Project Agents & Assets seeks to give voice to the people whose communities have been most devastated by drugs and counterproductive drug policies. The text of Agents & Assets is a March 18, 1998, hearing transcript from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The allegations in question in this session were made in a 1996 series of articles by journalist Gary Webb in the San Jose Mercury News, which alleged CIA involvement in crack cocaine trafficking into the Los Angeles area. With Agents and Assets LAPD puts day to day experiences in a larger social and political context while exposing the root causes and policies that help perpetuate poverty.
Free Movie Nights at The Museum
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversations. Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, at 7pm, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.