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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.

In Sept. 2012 the City of New York subpoenaed all the materials from the film.
Five teenagers from Harlem are wrongfully convicted of a brutal crime in 1989
The Central Park Five describe their lives before April 20, 1989.
Five teenagers from Harlem are wrongfully convicted of a brutal crime in 1989
Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and Dave McMahon discuss their film, Central Park Five
Film making has become a family business for Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and Dave McMahon.
The media response to the Central Park Jogger case was swift and prejudiced.
The Central Park Five did not take a plea bargain.
Kevin Richardson and Raymond Santana discuss the manipulation of their interrogation.
The police controlled the story to the media and for them, all the pieces came into place.
Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon discuss the term, 'wilding.'
Jim Dwyer talks about the Central Park Five being caught in a proxy war.
Natalie Byfield discusses the horror of the death penalty.
Even with the absence of any evidence, the five teenagers were detained.