‘Snow­fall’ tells birth of co­caine in Los An­ge­les

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

AT­LANTA — Film­maker John Sin­gle­ton re­mem­bered tak­ing a ride through a sec­tion of a south Los An­ge­les neigh­bour­hood see­ing se­cu­rity bars on ev­ery win­dow and huge metal gates sur­round­ing each home.

The re­cent drive in­stantly re­minded Sin­gle­ton about when res­i­dents in the area first took cau­tioned mea­sures to guard their house to pre­vent home in­va­sions dur­ing the 1980s crack co­caine epi­demic.

“Peo­ple made it al­most like they were im­pris­on­ing them­selves in their homes,’’ the Los An­ge­les na­tive re­called. Sin­gle­ton co-cre­ated the new se­ries “Snow­fall,’’ which focuses on the genesis of how crack co­caine be­came a ram­pant epi­demic in Los An­ge­les’ in­ner city neigh­bour­hoods in 1983. The first sea­son pre­mieres Wed­nes­day on FX at 10 p.m. EDT.

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