THE CENTRAL PARK 5

By Ken BURNS, Sarah BURNS, David MCMAHON

FLORENTINE FILMS - as PROD

Completed 2012


Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Out of Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 119 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ken BURNS, Sarah BURNS, David MCMAHON
    • Synopsis
    • 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 film 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.
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