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The Central Park Five

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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 six and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, resulting in 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, an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.

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Released - Friday, November 23 , 2012
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  • Directed by - Sara Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns
  • Distributed by - IFC Films
  • MPAA Rating - Unrated
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