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Full Trailer for Ken Burns' Latest 'The Central Park Five' Documentary

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October 22, 2012
Source: Awards Daily

The Central Park Five Documentary

"The real truth is even more shocking." If you're interested in hard-hitting, gripping documentaries, this is a must watch. The Central Park Five, the latest doc made by world-renowned filmmaker Ken Burns, examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After spending between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. They interview each of the individuals wrongly accused and it breaks down the real story behind the racial profiling. A trailer was found by Awards Daily and it shows just how great Burns is at finding all the facts.

Here's the first trailer for Ken Burns and David McMahon's doc The Central Park Five, from YouTube:

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 six and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, resulting in 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, an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice. The doc is by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon and premiered in Cannes. Sundance Selects will release in theaters on November 23rd.

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  • Duane
    I remember this whole event. I just moved to NYC form the West Indies... and i remember my mother using this event as an "I told you so" as to why I shouldn't be knocking around New York at night. Scary.
  • Dizmalmazes
    This seems like the whole West Memphis Three thing on a grander scale. I hadn't even heard about this till now. I will be watching.
  • spaintown
    my blood boils every time i see blatant injustice in this country.

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