Rodney King is included in the film ‘Information is Free’, which consists of eight short films/music videos. They explore and deconstruct political, religious and private events from a media perspective. Erik Pauser and Johan Söderberg use their own images and appropriated material from various TV-channels. Rodney King was the black man who was brutally assaulted by the Los Angeles police. The event was filmed by a witness and broadcasted by a local TV station. The police were aquitted at the trial by a jury consisting of only white jurors, in spite of overwhelming evidence. The event was the spark that set off the extensive riots in Los Angeles 1993.
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