The Beach Institute African-American Cultural Center presents “The Central Park Five,” a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns. This 2012 documentary examines the story five African-American and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. A precursor to the current Netflix Series, “When They See Us”, the Burns film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice. The film is approximately 2 hours in length, followed by audience discussion.
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