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The Central Park Five

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. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, "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.

Year: 2012
Genre: Documentaries, General Docos
Country: USA
Director: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon
Duration: 120 Minutes
Rating: M - Offensive language
7.7/10
Location in store: Documentary (General)

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