‘GOOK’ Is An Upcoming Film About Los Angeles’ Racial Tensions During The Riots

Set in the early ’90s era of Los Angeles, GOOK follows a pair of Korean brothers running a shoe store in a largely African-American neighborhood. The two try to make ends meet in the thick of racial tensions.

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“Eli (Chon) and Daniel (So) are two Korean American brothers that run their late father’s shoe store in a predominantly African American community of Los Angeles,” reads the trailer’s caption. “These two brothers strike up a unique and unlikely friendship with an 11-year-old African American girl, Kamilla (Baker). As Daniel dreams of becoming a recording artist and Eli struggles to keep the store afloat, racial tensions build to a breaking point in L.A. as the “infamous” L.A. Riots break out.”

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Watch GOOK’s official trailer up top.