Ken Burns: The Central Park Five - Classroom Edition DVD

$54.95
Item #: WED052AV
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

Discussion Guide
This DVD features subtitles in Spanish

VIDEO USAGE RIGHTS

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.