Central Park Five

Premiered April 2013

The story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. 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.

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Confessions

The central park five are tricked into implicating themselves and each other

6:16

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Confessions vs. Evidence

Even with the absence of any evidence, the five teenagers were detained.

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Crime in New York City

The Central Park Five describe their lives before April 20, 1989.

8:53

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Death Penalty

Natalie Byfield discusses the horror of the death penalty

2:05

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Interrogation

Kevin Richardson and Raymond Santana discuss the manipulation of their interrogation

0:56

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Media Response

The media response to the Central Park Jogger case was swift and prejudiced.

1:34

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Not Copping Out

The Central Park Five did not take a plea bargain

0:47

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Police Control Story

The police controlled the story to the media and for them, all the pieces came into place

5:01

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Subpoena

In Sept. 2012 THE CITY OF NEW YORK subpoenaed all the materials from The Central Park Five

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After the Central Park Five

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE talk about what the film means to them

13:05

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Central Park Five Overview

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and Dave McMahon discuss their film, Central Park Five

3:09

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