Ken Burns' 'The Central Park Five' Gets Thought-Provoking New Trailer

New York, 1989. A young white woman is sexually assaulted and killed in Central Park. Five black and Latino youths from Harlem are arrested and later convicted of the crime. They spend between six to 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confesses that he alone had committed the crime, resulting in their convictions being overturned.

The Central Park Five tells the story of the horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police and media and five lives that were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

The documentary is co-directed and co-written by Ken Burns, his daughter Sarah Burns and her husband David McMahon and screened at Cannes, Telluride and Toronto film festivals earning solid reviews, including one from our sister site,'s Christopher Campbell.

The film gets a limited theatrical release on November 23 and will be available on VOD on December 7.

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