Alternate Title School-Time Screening: Civil Rights in Cinema: The Central Park Five
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McCahon.
CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: History (civil rights, New York City), Social Studies (youth issues, NYC law enforcement, criminal justice system).This compelling documentary unravels a contemporary civil rights tragedy, giving context to the recent controversy surrounding racial profiling. In 1989, five black and Latino teenage boys were convicted and imprisoned for six to 13 years for the assault of a female jogger in Central Park. They were not exonerated until new evidence was brought to light in 2002. Featuring groundbreaking interviews with city officials and the five pardoned men, The Central Park Five exposes the racial and social tensions at work in our city for the past 30 years. Ticket price includes pre-show workshop with a BAM teaching artist, online study guide, post-show discussion and Q&A.