The Central Park Five
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 4/23/2013
In 1989 five black and Hispanic teens were arrested for raping a white woman in New York’s Central Park. The story became a huge media maelstrom and the police were forced to get a quick conviction. The teens went to prison for between 6 and 13 years, completely innocent of the crime and later exonerated when the real serial rapist confessed to the attack. Ken Burns peels back the layers of racism, politics and media frenzy that led to this gross miscarriage of justice. 2013/color/120 min/NR/widescreen.
|Title:||The Central Park Five|
|Starring:||Calvin O. Butts III, Craig Steven Wilder, David Dinkins, Sr., Jim Dwyer, Lynnell Hancock, Natalie Byfield, Michael Warren, David Dinkins Sr., Ed Koch, Raymond Santana|
|Directors:||David McMahon, Sarah Burns, Ken Burns|