Ken Burns: The Central Park Five DVD & Blu-ray

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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 ... More
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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 Central Park Five 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.

Special Bonus Features include…
Interview with the filmakers:
Behind the Scenes
Making The Film - The filmmakers discuss the process of making.
A New York Wilding - A look at New York City in the late 1980s.
The Family Business - Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on working together.
Subpoena - New York City strikes back.

After The Central Park Five
Interviews with Raymond Santana, Korey Wide, Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson
This DVD features subtitles in Spanish

Producer: Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Year: 2013
Copyright Year: 2012
Rating: TV-MA
Writers: Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH);Spanish
DVI: N
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Dorrie R.
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5.0 star rating
11/07/20
A 24 YEAR DIFFERENCE MIGHT HAVE HELPED
Review by Dorrie R. on 11/07/20 review stating A 24 YEAR DIFFERENCE MIGHT HAVE HELPED
I was riveted to this DVD and will watch it again and again. Where was the ACLU or wasnt it in full swing back then? Protests could have helped and the NAACP could have done more. Those boys never got the chance to see a lawyer right away and were coerced into taking the blame. We have come a long way but we still have a long way to go.
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L L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Another superb documentary by Ken Burns
Review by L L. on 07/17/20 review stating Another superb documentary by Ken Burns
If you like the Ken Burns style of documentaries, then this is for you. This documentary does not have the usual long narrations of his other documentaries, instead, Burns allows the five men involved to tell their story. But Burns hand is there guiding the telling of it, not allowing it to go off track, keeping the men on point. It will hold your attention throughout.
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Chip L.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
WHY INNOCENTS CONFESS
Review by Chip L. on 07/17/20 review stating WHY INNOCENTS CONFESS
Based in part on his daughters book, it captures the publics sentiments. What is not readily revealed is why do innocent people confes ? This is a case study of documented innocnet people whom gave false confessions. The speed, pace and story line is well done. As a criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor it does a good job of explaining some of the legal issues to the public.
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Dr. E.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
What a real story !!
Review by Dr. E. on 07/17/20 review stating What a real story !!
Amazing 5 young men. So proud of you guys and of your families. Wonderful movie to collect. Made me re-think about the truth in 9/11 world trade center story.
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Tonyc
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
great documentary
Review by Tonyc on 07/17/20 review stating great documentary
This is a bit unusual for the Ken Burns team ..Usually we see National Parks, Jazz,Civil War...seen them all ..but this is an ongoing battle, still in the NYC courts for these 5 men ..I read that there was an injunction to stop the showing, so I immediately bought it as soon as I could.. Its amazing reporting
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The C.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Ken Burns: The Central Park Five DVD by
Review by The C. on 07/17/20 review stating Ken Burns: The Central Park Five DVD by
This documentary was awesome to me!
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Pat
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
One of my favorite documentaries
Review by Pat on 07/17/20 review stating One of my favorite documentaries
I enjoy everything Ken Burns puts out, but I was particularly impressed by The Central Park Five. I clearly remember reading about this tragedy in the local newspaper, but was unaware of many of the details until they were brought out in the documentary. Every moment was fascinating.
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Do T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
central park 5
Review by Do T. on 07/17/20 review stating central park 5
being a woman of color this sadly is the norm in my peoples history i was around when this happened when these kids at the time were made to be monsters they cant get back those yrs but hopefully they can be compensated for that time


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