The Central Park Five Spanish Version
S2 E1 - 1h 59m
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE tells 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. The film chronicles The Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of these five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice. Captioned and audio in Spanish
Extras + Features
In 2003, a year after their convictions were vacated, the Central Park Five filed a civil rights lawsuit against the City of New York and the police officers and prosecutors who had worked towards their convictions. In September of 2012 the City of New York subpoenaed all the materials from the film. In February of 2013 the ruling squashed the subpoena in favor of Florentine Films.
The media response to the Central Park Jogger case was swift and prejudiced.
Confessions vs. Evidence
After the jogger was discovered the detectives tried to fit the narrative to the five teenagers they had in custody.
Police Control Story
The police controlled the story to the news media and for them, all the pieces came into place. Upon closer investigation the time sequence of the jogger's movement do not add up with the police narrative. It does not matter once guilt is established, through the confessions, and they carry the case.
Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and Dave McMahon discuss their film, Central Park Five
Jim Dwyer of the New York Times talks about the Central Park Five being caught in a proxy war.
Not Copping Out
The Central Park Five did not take a plea bargain.
After hours of intense interrogation, seasoned detectives intimidate the five teenagers into falsely convicting each other.
THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE, tells 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
New York Wilding
Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon discuss the term, 'wilding.'
The Family Business
Film making has become a family business for Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and Dave McMahon.
Natalie Byfield discusses the horror of the death penalty even being talked about in the context of the Central Park Five case.
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