The Central Park Five: A Film by Ken Burns

In 1989, five Black and Latino teenagers were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park. They spent between six and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed to the crime, and their convictions were overturned. Set against a backdrop of a city beset by violence and racial tension, this film tells the story of that 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.

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