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Published on Oct 23, 2012
"A MUST-SEE. A PROFOUND INDICTMENT OF MOB MENTALITY. IMPECCABLY EDITED AND WELL-WROUGHT, PAINTING A VIBRANT PORTRAIT OF A TIME AND PLACE." - Kristopher Tapley, HIT FIX
THE CENTRALPARK FIVE
A FILM BY KEN BURNS, DAVID MCMAHON & SARAH BURNS
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested and charged for brutally attacking and raping a white female jogger in Central Park. News media swarmed the case, calling it "the crime of the century." But the truth about what really happened didn't become clear until after the five had spent years in prison for a crime they didn't commit. With THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, this story of injustice finally gets the telling it deserves. Based on Sara Burns best-selling book and co-directed by her husband David McMahon and father, the beloved doc filmmaker Ken Burns, this incendiary film traces tells the riveting tale of innocent young men scapegoated for a heinous crime, and serves as a mirror for our times.