The Central Park Five: a Ken Burns Documentary About NYC's Most Famous Wrongful Conviction Case

The Central Park Five is a 2012 award-winning documentary from filmmaker Ken Burns that tells the story of the events surrounding the famous New York City case where five young black males were falsely convicted for raping a white woman in Central Park in 1989.

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. 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.

After the documentary was released, the City of New York settled a wrongful conviction case for $41 million in 2014.

Watch "Ken Burns: The Central Park Five" in full on iTunes.

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