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.

1989 - New York City’s Central Park; white woman raped, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted. This is their story...  Directed and produced by Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, the film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

1989 - New York City’s Central Park; white woman raped, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted. This is their story... Directed and produced by Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, the film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

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 -  Crime documentary

The Central Park Five (2012)

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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