Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon.  With Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana. A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

The Central Park Five (2012)

Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon. With Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana. A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

A movie that can serve as a powerful teaching tool re: the role the media plays in the construction of social problems.

A movie that can serve as a powerful teaching tool re: the role the media plays in the construction of social problems.

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

The Central Park Five -  Crime documentary

The Central Park Five (2012)

Explore the miscarriage of justice of 5 young men in NYC in the documentary THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE from Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns. (Courtroom sketch by Christine Cornell)

Explore the miscarriage of justice of 5 young men in NYC in the documentary THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE from Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns. (Courtroom sketch by Christine Cornell)

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989.

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, a new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989.

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The Central Park Five (2012) "In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice." #films #movies #documentary #newyork #NY #centralpark #kenburns

The Central Park Five (2012)

The Central Park Five (2012) "In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice." #films #movies #documentary #newyork #NY #centralpark #kenburns

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (2012) - This piercing documentary examines the case of five teenagers, all African-American or Latino, who were convicted of the brutal rape of a white woman in Central Park in 1989. Years later, the confession of the real rapist set the jailed men free.

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (2012) - This piercing documentary examines the case of five teenagers, all African-American or Latino, who were convicted of the brutal rape of a white woman in Central Park in 1989. Years later, the confession of the real rapist set the jailed men free.

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