The Central Park Five
The Central Park Five was released to DVD on 2013-04-23.
Director: Ken Burns and Sarah Burns
Cast: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Kharey Wise
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, this is 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.