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
Writers: Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH);Spanish
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen